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The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, together with the Town
of Lunenburg and Michelin Tire, wishes to invite community
members to the annual provincewide Trash Bash on Wednesday, Aug.

Come to the Lunenburg Community Centre on Green Street at 1 p.m.
to begin tackling the town's litter and be a part of making a
greener Lunenburg. Everyone is invited to a barbeque at the
community centre at 4 p.m. where there will be draws for prizes
donated by local businesses. The Lunenburg Trash Bash is
sponsored by Michelin.

The youth conservation corps has been hard at work this summer on
a rails-to-trails project in the Lunenburg area. A crew has been
cutting back brush, grooming the trail and clearing areas for
rest stops. Check out the new trail along the back harbour of
Lunenburg and view the town from a new vantage point.

One of the many components of the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation
Corps is the Environmental Youth Exchange Program, an
international exchange for Nova Scotian and St. Lucian youth. 
Partnered with Crossroads International, the youth corps is proud
to be host to one of the four St. Lucian youth in Lunenburg this
summer. Marina Jean of St. Lucia works with the Lunenburg crew, 
in the home community of her counterpart, Julie Crouse. Ms.
Crouse will be travelling to St. Lucia next month to work on
environmental projects for three months.

The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, a program run through
the Department of the Environment, provides summer employment for
youth in community-based environmental service projects. Its aim
is to promote environmental stewardship and raise the awareness
of community members by involving the public in events such as
the Trash Bash. 


Contact: Amy Weston, senior support staff
         Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps

ngr                 August 19, 1997 - 10:35 am