With the valley snow melted away, volunteers are invited to help clean up Whistler on Saturday, May 1 as part of Pitch-In Day.
The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) will provide free bags and gloves at the Public Works Yard (located at 8020 Nesters Road) from 8 to 9 a.m. on May 1.
RMOW roads staff will pick up the yellow litterbags left by volunteers and sort recycling. Volunteers are asked to focus on the subdivision roads since Highway 99’s ditches are cleared later in the spring by Miller Capilano Maintenance.
Whistlerites can organize a Pitch-In crew or join in on their own, but are reminded to follow all provincial public health guidelines; maintain physical distance of at least six feet and wear a mask when in groups or high-volume public places.
Be sure to wear gloves or use a litter picker to reduce the risk of injury or infectious disease transmission, and have hand sanitizer available if you can’t wash your hands. Do not participate in Pitch-In Day if you feel unwell, have traveled outside the country within 14 days, or have been in contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The Association of Whistler Area Residents (AWARE) is organizing volunteers for the White Gold and Nesters neighbourhoods, with participants asked to meet at the end of the Nesters Market parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to divvy up supplies and plan routes.
Forecast Coffee will be sponsoring AWARE’s Pitch In Day, with free coffee for all volunteers and a randomly drawn prize pack for one winner. Volunteers are asked to bring their own mug.
“While Pitch-In Day is normally followed by a Volunteer BBQ Lunch, this year that portion of the program will not be happening,” reads a post on AWARE’s website. “We can’t wait until 2022 when we will get to gather and celebrate all those helping to give trash the boot!”
Read more at awarewhistler.org.
The RMOW has organized the annual Pitch-In Day since 1989.