Spring Up to Clean Up is a community-wide litter clean-up campaign funded by the City of Thunder Bay and delivered by EcoSuperior to help keep our City clean, green and beautiful. This program would not be possible without the help of so many dedicated volunteers and our event sponsors.
In May 1996, Elizabeth DeBakker, a 10 year-old student at École Gron Morgon School, addressed Thunder Bay’s City Council expressing her concern over debris found in city parks. As a result of this deputation City Council passed a resolution requesting the development of a municipal clean up program. A steering committee was established to develop an action plan to accomplish the goals of Ms. DeBakker.
As a result, citizens all across Thunder Bay participated in our first ever community-wide clean up. The 1997 campaign was a success with sixty-five areas of the city cleaned up throughout the month of May by almost 5,000 participants. These numbers have increased over the years to 11,000 volunteers cleaning up over 250 areas of the City.
Page last updated on Tuesday, February 26, 2013