For the Sixth year in a row “The Friends of Osprey Lake” conducted their annual roadside cleanup. The weather was perfect for 23 participants including our youngest who is 7 years old. Volunteers covered a total of 9 sections including the Princeton-Summerland Road, Trans-Canada Trail, two forestry campsites, several public boat-launches and community side-roads. This year they extended the cleanup to include Shinish Road to Jellicoe Road.
The trash included but was not limited to: beverage bottles/cans, metal, wood products, cardboard, plastic bottles/bags, tobacco related litter, glass, auto parts and other landfill items. The load filled the box of a pickup truck and weighed approximately 800 pounds. Our workday wrapped up at Tellier’s for a pot-luck supper, relaxing campfire and tales about the most unusual items collected.
Many thanks go out to all the volunteer champions who help keep our area clean, safe and pleasant for all to enjoy. Special appreciation goes to Norm Christman, Jill Pelland and Lynne Adams who transport, sort and dispose of the items for us. We are proud of our community and the Osprey Lake Association which posts cleanup information for us.
Finally, we thank the town council of Princeton for waiving the landfill fees once again and helping make our event such a success.