Help clean up Richmond’s Garry Point Park this Saturday

Anyone keen to help keep Richmond’s Garry Point Park tidy is invited to join in a cleanup event on Saturday.

Hosted by Surfrider Vancouver, the cleanup will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the hopes of covering as much of the park as possible.

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“We will need many hands to cover 75 acres of this unique and picturesque landscape that includes riverside beaches, an expansive grass area and a thriving marsh habitat,” Surfrider Vancouver says on its Facebook event page.

Earlier this week, one Richmond family noticed increasing piles of garbage in their neighbourhood and decided to take matters into their own hands. On Wednesday during their “routine” walk in the No. 4 and Francis road area, the Twyfords – dad Mark with kids Emma, 10 and Daniel, 9 – were went armed with plastic bags. To their amazement, they managed to fill six bags with garbage during their short stint out in their neighbourhood.

“(We were) inspired by articles I’ve been reading on garbage clean-ups around the city,” said Mark, a teacher at Thompson elementary, who helps his kids deliver the Richmond News every week.

Now, this event at Garry Point Park gives Richmondites the opportunity to pitch in in a similar way.

To join in the cleanup, meet at Garry Point Park and look for the blue Surfrider tent near Kuno Garden.

With files from Alan Campbell

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