Community Invited to Pitch-In 2021: Promoting a Safe and Litter-free Kingston

Published on: 2021/04/01 - in News

Sustainable Kingston is inviting members of the public to take part in the Pitch-In Kingston volunteer community clean-up taking place April 21-25.

UPDATE: According to a new release from the City:

Pitch-In Kingston will be postponed in response to the Province-wide stay-at-home order, which came into effect at 12:01 a.m. The annual community-wide clean up was initially planned for April 18-25.

“The health and safety of our community is top priority,” says Tess Wittmann, Community Engagement Specialist at Sustainable Kingston.

While the event will not be held during the Provincial State of Emergency, Wittmann says residents will have an opportunity to take part in the event when it is safe to do so.

“It’s important to underline we are not cancelling this event, just moving it out. We look forward to hosting Pitch-In Kingston when it is safe to do so,” concludes Wittmann.

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Hosted in partnership with the City of Kingston, the goal of this two-day event is to both beautify Kingston and make it a safer place to live.

“Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen how essential parks, paths, trails, lakes and greenspaces are to our mental health and well-being,” said Tess Wittmann, Community Engagement Specialist at Sustainable Kingston. “Pitch-In Kingston is an opportunity to give back to these spaces by cleaning them up.”

Pitch-In Kingston – part of the national Pitch-In Canada event, the largest environmental improvement campaign in Canada – was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year, participants are advised to follow KFL&A Public Health Measures, including the Section 22 Class Order to limit social gatherings.

Visit Sustainable Kingston for full event details and to register.

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