Students step up and clean upWednesday, October 02, 2013 by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay Police Service
On Saturday 28 September 2013, the North Bay Police Service Environment Committee and Nipissing University's Biidaaban Community Service-Learning Program jointly hosted a litter cleanup of McKeown Avenue and the Thibeault Terrace neighbourhood.
Approximately 65 students from Nipissing University volunteered and filled two dumpsters donated by Miller Waste with refuse found on sidewalks, in streams and green spaces.
Two students from Nipissing University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and two high school students attended as well and earned volunteer hours toward their diploma.
The Committee recognizes the students’ energy and hard work to help reduce our ecological impact. On the same day, the Committee also “adopted” a section of Chippewa Creek from the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority.
The next cleanup is planned for the Spring and will include Chippewa Creek.
Deputy Chief Devine advises that “in an area of our City that has in the past received a negative focus on off campus interaction, it is extremely encouraging to see the true spirit and commitment of students towards this community. Congratulations to Mair Greenfield the Biidaaban Community Service- Learning Officer at Nipissing University and Constable Doug MacIntosh, North Bay Police Service, Environmental Committee and all those who participated in this inspiring event.”