June 5, 2018 - 10:00 am


Deer Lake, NL


Deer Lake has an event registered with UN World Environment Day. Sien Van den broeke, administrator of the Town’s Waste Reduction Program, will lead a group of some 70 Grade 3 students to clean up the Deer Lake Duck Pond, located behind Commerce Street. They will learn about how to reduce their waste and recycle properly in advance of the introduction of the dual-stream waste management program. The event aims to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our precious environment. “On the 5th of June, people around the world are organizing something to help take care of our Earth, and so is Deer Lake!” Ms. Van den broeke noted. “Watch out for these environmental champions! The students of Elwood Elementary School aren’t afraid of getting their hands dirty.” She added that anyone wishing to help is out is most welcome. The clean-up of the Deer Lake Duck Pond is the only Newfoundland event so far listed on the UN World Environment Day website, which can be found here: http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/get-involved/find-event