Spring Clean-Up Event

Date & Time: April 20, 2024 (10:00am - 12:00pm)

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Come out and join the upcoming spring clean-up and help make Courtenay shine! In a collective effort to celebrate the spirit of Earth Day, the City will be hosting its second annual community clean-up event on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This initiative aims to inspire environmental stewardship and community engagement while fostering a sense of pride and responsibility for our local environment. 

Community volunteers will meet at one of two parks at 10 a.m., rain or shine, for a safety orientation:

  • Harmston Park
  • Courtenay Air Park - next to the Rotary Sky Park Playground

City staff will distribute trash pickers/grabbers, bags, and gloves. Volunteers are then invited to pick up trash in the area around the park including nearby trails.

Volunteers are encouraged to pre-register:

Spring Clean-Up Online Registration

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the event. 

Garbage and debris in urban and natural environments, if not removed, can get washed into storm drains, creeks, and waterways. Keeping our parks, streets, and sidewalks clean helps keep debris out of the estuary and the ocean.

Enhancing the community

Did you know that the City of Courtenay and its partners regularly maintain the downtown, City streets and parks including:

  • Regular street sweeping
  • Graffiti removal
  • Seasonal street décor, including banners and decorations
  • Sidewalk repairs & road repairs
  • Sidewalk cleaning
  • Special event support (Canada Day, Market Days)
  • Tree maintenance
  • Garbage collection and road side litter pickup
  • Floral displays, garden beds, hanging baskets and planters
  • Clean-up crews provided by community partners across the City including the downtown core.