District pitches in

The District of Fort St. James is expanding their Pitch-In Week activities this year, with a number of events.

The District of Fort St. James is expanding their Pitch-In Week activities this year, with a number of events.

Coordinated by Mel Chesnutt, event planner for the District, a number of local groups are participating and helping to promote greener living and reducing our waste.

The events are especially timely given the recent discussions at the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako about the waste transfer stations and re-use sheds.

While for a number of years the District of Fort St. James has provided free garbage bags and gloves to community groups and members wanting to help clean up after the snow uncovers a winter’s worth of trash along our streets, this year there are workshops, a film viewing, an art show and tours of the newly rebuilt Integris Recycling Center.

The art show, titled Other People’s Trash…, is sponsored by the Fort St. James Community Arts Council and will be at the Integris Credit Union between April 17 and May 3 and will feature art made out of reclaimed or recycled materials.

The Free the Children group will be showing a film at the Fort St. James National Historic Site on April 22 at 7 p.m. titled Surviving Progress.

The Greening Up Fort St. James Society will be hosting class tours on April 22 of their new recycling centre, recently rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire last year.

A vermi-composting (worm composting) workshop will be held at the Fort St. James Library to help people find out how to get super-efficient worm composting going at home. The free workshop will take place on April 23 at 6:30 p.m.

There are also two contests running, sponsored by the District of Fort St. James: The Upcycling Challenge and the Go Green Photo Contest.

For information on the contests go to fortstjames.ca