Adopt-A-Street returns

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By Shawna O'Neill
Adopt-A-Street returns
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This article has been edited to reflect that kits can be picked up at the Cornwall Public Library beginning April 29. 

CORNWALL, Ontario – If you’re ready to take spring cleaning to the outdoors and contribute to the overall beautification of the city, the Adopt-A-Street program has returned, and might be your calling.

The City of Cornwall is looking to provide cleaning supplies and safety materials to all individuals, groups and organizations that are interested in getting involved. By collecting litter in designated adopted areas, community members can strive to reduce scattered waste throughout our city to help beautify and improve the health of local streets, sidewalks and parks.

“Adopt-A-Street has been making a difference in our community for several years,” said Mayor Bernadette Clement. “We can see the positive effects of volunteers on sidewalks, in parks and by the waterfront.”

To get involved in the program, and understand the rules, an application form can be filled out by clicking the link here. To view a map of all of the streets that have already been adopted by active community members, click here.

The program requires individuals to conduct cleaning activities in their adopted area at least once a month, during daylight hours, on public property. The City of Cornwall requires volunteers to complete a risk, waiver and indemnity agreements, and volunteers must be 18-years-old and up, unless accompanied by a parent, or participating with a school class or community group.

Volunteers may pick up their kits at the Benson Centre until Friday, April 26 or at the Cornwall Public Library as of Monday, April 29. In-person registration is also still available at these locations.

Dedicated volunteers can share photos of their efforts, report litter bags that are in need of collection and update the community with how many bags they collect to the City.

For more information, contact 613-930-2787 ext. 2157 or

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