Snow impedes clean up of Stettler parks

Having fun at work – Heartland Youth Centre members successfully mixed their responsibility of doing their community work last Thursday

Having fun at work – Heartland Youth Centre members successfully mixed their responsibility of doing their community work last Thursday

JULIE BERTRAND/Independent reporter

Residents in the community should expect to see groups of people continue to clean up Stettler’s parks and green spaces for the next two weeks.

“Most of them aren’t done yet because it’s so wet,” said Lee Penner, director of parks and leisure services for the town of Stettler.

“We usually have them done the last week in April.”

The rain showers predicted for later this week won’t certainly make the volunteers’ job easier either.

“A lot of the groups will do the clean up the last week of April because they haven’t got to it yet,” said Penner.

The department is satisfied happy with the number of volunteers that registered to clean up parks and green spaces.

“I know there are at least 10 groups that have signed up for a park,” said Penner.

“It’s going good.”

The department’s staff will clean up the parks and green spaces that have not been matched up with a group during the first week of May.

As for the parks and green spaces’ conditions, Penner believes that they are not dirtier or in worse condition than last year.

“I think it’s probably about the same,” said Penner.

“It seems worse this year because the snow hasn’t left yet.”

Should residents want to participate in the clean-up, they should contact the parks and leisure department at 403-742-4411.