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Earth Week Cleanup

Kicking off our 2023 Earth Week events, come join Sustainable Cobourg’s Youth Ambassador Tovan Lew for the annual ‘Keep the County Clean’ Challenge!!

Meet us on Sunday, April 16th at Peace Park Cobourg (at the end of Forth St) to help clean up the spaces we all enjoy.

We will provide the gloves, bags, and SC volunteer t-shirts for the event. If interested in joining the community photo happening outside Victoria Hall at 11:45 April 16th, individual supplies will also be provided there.

Know local high school students who may need some volunteer hours? Here’s a fantastic opportunity!

Let’s show our commitment to community health and environmental well-being by coming together for this amazing show of community strength and collaboration!

Registration with the Town of Cobourg can be found at:


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