October 11, 2006
Media Release

York Region to hold 3rd Annual Litter Roundup Event For Grade 5 students

Over 4,700 students and 80 schools pitching in to help the environment
NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York will be holding its 3rd Annual Litter Roundup Event for over 4,700 Grade 5 students in Public and Catholic elementary schools across York Region on Thursday, October 12th. 
Approximately 80 schools will be participating in the event this year to do their part to help the environment, which represents a 25-per cent increase from 2005.  The Litter Roundup Event will help educate future generations on the effects of littering and what individuals can do to prevent the creation of litter.  Event sponsor Tim Hortons will be providing an educational game to all involved schools as a reward for participation in the event.
WHEN:  Thursday, October 12th at 3:00 p.m.
   Rain Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2006
WHERE:  Clearmeadow Public School
  200 Clearmeadow Boulevard, Town of Newmarket
  Contact:  Jan Norwood  (905) 868-8081
WHAT:  Students picking up litter from school property 
WHO:  90 Grade 5 students and teachers
 Approximately 900 bags of litter were collected during the event in 2005
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Media Contact: Tracy Smith, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  (905) 830-4444, Ext. 1209 or After-hours Pager:  (905) 830-3302
 Email: tracy.smith@york.ca

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