Waste Free Wednesdays at North Maple Regional Park
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
On Wednesday September 8th, Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan, invited David Piccini Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and Andrea Khanjin Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, to join him and Team Lecce’s volunteers to participate in #WasteFreeWednesdays at North Maple Regional Park.
They were joined by energized volunteers in doing a clean up — collecting over six large garbage bags of waste, including many tires.
On Waste-Free Wednesdays, the province is encouraging people to get outside and clean up litter in their local communities, while following public health measures. MPP Lecce has promoted these clean up events as a means to protect local parks and the natural environment. Building on the success of the Day of Action on Litter, these weekly events are a reminder of the importance of keeping our greenspaces and waterways clean and litter free, and the role we all play in maintaining a cleaner, healthier Ontario now and for future generations.
“Our government is encouraging safe cleanups across King-Vaughan to ensure we maintain a pristine natural environment and protect our air, land, and water,” said Stephen Lecce, MPP for King-Vaughan. “I brought together a volunteer team to participate in my first Waste-Free Wednesday, where we are encouraging everyone to safely get outside and help clean up litter in their local communities. We all can play a role to protect our communities as we work to promote recycling and environmental stewardship in the heart of the Oak Ridges Moraine.”