Great Canadian Cleanup Hits Dresden

Staff with OLG Slots at Dresden pose for a photo as they cleanup garbage along the Sydenham River, part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative on September 20, 2014. (Photo courtesy Mike McDonald)

Staff with OLG Slots in Dresden are hoping cleanup efforts along the Sydenham River can serve as as reminder against littering.

Mike McDonald with OLG in Dresden was part of the team of volunteers cleaning up along the river on Saturday as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative.

“All we’re trying to do here is protect our waterways,” says McDonald. “If we just use a trash receptical to throw our waste away, we can help avoid the negative effects that garbage has on the environment.”

McDonald says they typically find cans, cigarettes, plastic bottles and bags when cleaning up along the river.

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