The Silverado Community Association would like to thank all the volunteers who made the SCA Community Clean-Up a great success this year on Sunday, April 30th. We had volunteers directing traffic, answering questions at the SCA tent & serving lunch. Thank you to Starbucks Silverado for having coffee, tea, and ice tea on hand for all volunteers and workers. We would also like to thank everyone that went out to different areas of Silverado to pick up garbage and bring it back to the trucks. We had many people come and bring residential garbage of old couches, mattresses, old decking materials, broken rain barrels, broken outdoor toys, and the like to the trucks for removal. We filled one truck with residential garbage and then began to fill a second truck. We also had the most organic materials ever brought to an SCA Clean-up, with tree branches, grass clippings, leaves, and other organic materials dropped into the organic recycling truck.
There was a great service provided by Susan Cota owner of “Can You Let My Dog Out?” which is Silverado’s Neighbourhood Drop In Pet Service. Susan and her volunteers picked up dog poop on the SRA pathways bringing back two full crates of poop. We appreciate Susan’s service to the community. The City of Calgary Bylaw Dept was on hand at the SCA tent answer any questions about bylaws and reminds all pet owners it is their responsibility to please pick up after their pet. We would like to thank the City of Calgary and all departments that serve in the clean-up for their support, it is much appreciated and makes this event run well. We also had two pick trucks full of bikes donated to the Syrian refuge program! This is the first year we had a metal recycler on site and the community filled a trailer packed full of metals to be recycled.
The SCA Community Clean-Up has grown over the past 5 years and a new location is needed because of increased traffic and safety concerns of workers and large numbers of people coming to the clean-up to drop off materials, and help with the clean up. In past years the SCA hasn’t had a parking lot like other Community Associations in the City and has needed to have the clean up located by the SCA Community Gardens. With the opening of two new schools in Silverado, the SCA will be asking these schools if they can use one of their parking lots next year for the site of the clean-up. Please look for our information notices next year on either our SCA web-site at www.silveradoca.ca, SCA Facebook Page, in the Great News Silverado “Edge” newsletter, for the new location of the community clean up next year. Once again the SCA would like to thank all the volunteers and the community for their support in helping make the community a cleaner place for 2017.