Team Up to Clean Up
A clean community is a healthy community. In celebration of Canada's 150 national campaign #mygivingmoment, the Brandon Environment Committee encourages all organizations, businesses, community groups and individuals to do their part in helping to keep our city clean and green. On May 13th we will be hosting a City Wide Team Up to Clean Up in partnership with Take Pride Winnipeg!
When: Saturday May 13th, 2017
Where: Registration and volunteer BBQ at Princess park
Time: 9:30-10am volunteer registration and pick up of supplies, 10am-12pm clean up an area of the city, 12noon to 1pm a free BBQ for those who have registered.
Tim Hortons Team Up to Clean Up campaign aims to beautify the community through the efforts of thousands of volunteers picking up litter in their neighbourhoods. As part of the Take Pride Manitoba project, Take Pride Winnipeg! is expanding their Team Up to Clean Up campaign to communities outside Winnipeg. Participating communities in 2017 include Brandon, La Broquerie and Marchand, Mitchell, Portage La Prairie, Selkirk, Stonewall and Teulon.
Take Pride Winnipeg! thanks its title sponsor, Tim Hortons, as well as provincial partners Green Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press, GLAD® Canada, Executive Sports Apparel, Munoz Silk Screen Printing and all the participating communities for their cleanup efforts.
Take Pride Winnipeg! is a registered Canadian charity, dedicated to inspiring community pride, raising public awareness and promoting citizen responsibility in keeping the city of Winnipeg clean and beautiful. For more information on this and other Take Pride Winnipeg! programs, please visit www.takepride.mb.ca. Help celebrate over twenty-five years of cleaning up and greening up.
Eco Day in May
We have partnered with the Global Market to once again host “Eco Day in May” at the end of May to celebrate summer, educate the public on environmental awareness and kick off the outdoor season of the market. The day is filled with local entertainment, giveaways, environmental stewards and much more. This year Eco Day in May will be on Saturday May 27th.
Let it BEE
Kayla Wasicuna a 2nd year student in the Land and Water Management Course at Assiniboine Community College has completed her capstone project "Pollinator Management Guide: Let it BEE".
"The decline of native pollinators is becoming more prominent and gaining greater exposure within the scientific community. Why is it happening? Can we stop the decline? This report will go over the results of what few studies exist on native pollinators and the following recommendations:
- Increasing habitat and resources for pollinators within the City of Brandon;
- Planting guides to promote native pollinators in the City of Brandon and;
-Learn to cohabitate with pollinators
This report primarly focuses on native bee species found in the Brandon area as well as native pollinator resources."