Tsawwassen Rotarians clean up 12th Ave.
Tsawwassen's Rotarians were looking to improved on their community's tidy image last weekend as they donned work gloves and yellow vests to help pick up litter.
The group recently applied for and was granted a section of 12th Ave. as part of the Adopt a Street program.
Now, the Rotarians will be doing clean-up four times a year along 12th Ave. from the busy intersection of 12th Ave. and 56th St. to English Bluff Rd.
Rotary club member Gordon Thompson said the project was the wish of current club president Leslie Abramson to reinforce a sense of pride in the community.
The group had originally wanted to adopt 56th St. from Winskill Park to the Canada-U.S. border, but concerns over how much traffic uses that route led to the quieter 12th Ave. area.
"Safety was a big issue," Thompson said. "People go pretty fast up and down that hill."
Following the group's first clean up effort on Saturday (March 24), a sign will be erected to show the route has been adopted by the Rotary club.
While there is routinely very little visible trash along the roadway despite there being busy commercial sites at the eastern end of the adopted route, Thompson said his group will help keep it clean.
One time of the year they are considering for another clean up day is during the summer months when Brandrith Park is an active area for baseball.
"The next goal is maybe July, once school is out, then maybe September and December," Thompson said.