The trails around Porcupine Lake will practically shine, following Saturday’s clean-up planned by Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed.
Past events like this have attracted 100 to 150 people.
Friends president Brenda Torresan says registration is at 9:30am at the White Waterfront beach. Participants will spread out to pick up garbage at 10:00am.
“We do have a dumpster that’ll be there,” Torresan points out. “So all of the collecting that we do from our garbage bags will go into that dumpster.”
As mentioned, the clean-up focuses on the entire perimeter of Porcupine Lake.
“The whole lake trail. I think it’s 8 km, something like that,” says Torresan, “and we will just divide into groups and we’ll do a blitz for an hour and a half and pick up as much as we can.”
That’s followed by a barbecue, and of course cleaning up the area on White Waterfront beach.
That’s where there will also be booths concerning various conservation activities.