News Release Archive

This coming week, young people across Nova Scotia will be teaming
up to help raise awareness about litter and get down to the
business of cleaning up our environment.
Their reason is simple --- litter is just plain ugly. Depending
where the trash is found, it can also pollute water, harm
wildlife, or create a health hazard for those who live and play
around it.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps
(NSYCC) will hold its third annual trash bash. Across the
province, teams of youth and community members will get together
to clean up road sides, beaches and waterways. This will be the
largest trash bash ever with more than 20 youth corps crews

The trash bash is an opportunity for people to work towards the
betterment and beautification of their communities, while
allowing participants to see the differences they can make in
their environment.

The conservation corps is a program of the Nova Scotia Department
of the Environment which supports community organisations and
provides employment opportunities for youth. This summer there
are over 150 young people working for the NSYCC.

The trash bash provides the youth corps participants with the
chance to organize and promote their own community event. Many of
the youth corps crews have organized receptions and activities
around their local trash bash event which will highlight the
environmental work they have been doing all summer.

All people interested in volunteering are encouraged to come out
Wednesday and pitch-in.

More information on trash bash events in a particular area may be
obtained by contacting the youth corps at 902-424-8207.


NOTE TO EDITORS: A list of Trash Batch events across the province
may be obtained by calling 1-902-424-4492 or 1-800-670-4357.

Contact: Michael Nelson  902-424-8207

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