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Village Wide Clean-up

Just-the-fox-transparencyCome Clean With Us!

As part of Ottawa’s “Cleaning the Capital” challenge, the Richmond Village Association is organizing the spring clean up of our village Saturday April 22nd starting at 8:00 am.

We are looking for people, neighbors and friends to organize crews of volunteers. The RVA will designate each crew to a dedicated area, provide all the supplies and instructions. Let’s show our community pride by cleaning up our parks, streets, shorelines all while enjoying the outdoors. Also – this is a great way for students to finish their community involvement program volunteer hours. If you are interested in organizing your own clean up crews, or interested in helping as an individual with the clean-up, please contact Kristine for more information at:  [email protected]

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Spring Cleaning in Richmond

Each Year – Early Spring

The Spring Cleaning in Richmond is the Richmond Village Association’s effort to clean up the garbage that accumulates over the winter season. We work in conjunction with volunteers and the City of Ottawa as part of their Cleaning the Capital project. 

In 2017, King’s Your Independent Grocer will be the focal point for our operations. Anyone interested in helping with the event will be able to meet at the store on the day of the event. Every volunteer can choose or will be assigned a small part of Richmond and given the proper tools to help clean up. Garbage bags are to be brought returned to the store for pickup by the city. 

Richmond is a beautiful area – lets clean it up and keep it that way!

We would also like to see all Richmond Businesses involved – please take the time during the day to clean up your business locations. The residents will appreciate it!

Here are some reasons to take part: (taken from the Cleaning the Capital web page)

  1. It’s good for the environment!
  2. Your community becomes a cleaner, safer place for your family, friends, neighbours and residents of all ages.
  3. It’s a great way to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  4. It’s a great way to connect with neighbours and give back to your community.
  5. It sets a good example for all generations.
  6. It’s a great way for businesses to show how much they care about our community.

Things to Remember:

You should do everything you can to ensure that you are safe during the day. Some basic safety rules include:

  • Supervise children in their cleanup efforts and emphasize that safety comes first.
  • Wear gloves and appropriate footwear.
  • Wear pants and long-sleeved shirts.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards (i.e. poison ivy, streams and branches) and remember to put on protective eye wear as necessary.
  • Never touch a needle with your hands. Call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401) for disposal information and assistance.
  • Children must never touch items like glass, broken wood, metal, needles, or household hazardous waste. It’s a good idea to double up your garbage bags for transporting these items.

Students: This would be a great opportunity to get your needed volunteer hours.

Contact information: [email protected]

Come on out and help clean your community!