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Spring Up to Clean Up

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Every year since 1997, Thunder Bay residents have taken part in the annual Spring Up to Clean Up event. Each year, nearly 11,000 volunteers take to the streets and clean up more than 250 areas in the city.

As the snow melts, litter comes to the surface in our neighbourhoods and impacts the beauty of our community. Spring Up to Clean Up brings residents out to pick up litter and make our city clean, green and beautiful. The month-long event is funded by City of Thunder Bay and delivered by EcoSuperior.

PARTICIPATE IN THIS YEAR'S spring up to clean up!

Cleaning Up Our CityPrivate Individuals/Groups/Workplaces/Schools

Individuals, families, community groups, workplaces, and schools are invited to register their own clean-up activities, to take place in or around the month of May when so much litter has come up in the thaw.

Individuals or families may watch for litter during evening strolls or weekend jaunts to neighbouring parks. Workplaces often elect to clear a certain area around their premises of litter. Schools can clean up their playgrounds. These are just examples; there are as many possibilities as there are people in our city!

When you register your clean-up activity with EcoSuperior, you'll get everything you need, including clean-up supplies, draw prizes and a public pat on the back on the EcoSuperior website and in local media.

Also, registered groups can enter the Spring Up to Clean Up Photo Contest! Tweet your clean-up pictures to #springuptbay, post them to the Spring Up to Clean Up Facebook page, or email them to

20-Minute-Makeover - May 4

Union Gas Spring Up Team 2016Your group can spring into action! One option for participating in Spring Up to Clean Up is to take part in the "20-Minute-Makeover" event on May 4. Choose a 20-minute period on this day to do an intense clean-up of a specific area, and know you're in good company with many other superheroes doing the same around our city. This way of cleaning up has become very popular, especially with local workplaces. Contact EcoSuperior for your 20-Minute-Makeover kit with clean-up supplies & bags, and be eligible for great prizes.


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For more information, see EcoSuperior's Spring Up to Clean Up webpage, or email