Port Coquitlam will be celebrating Earth Day this weekend with a litter clean-up and tree planting.
The city is inviting residents to celebrate the annual environmental day on Saturday, April 22 with a litter clean-up at Lions Park, along the Traboulay PoCo Trail and the river.
The family-friendly drop-in event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — rain or shine.
As well, PoCo will be helping homeowners to plant more trees by offering 100 grand fir trees for residents to plant on their residential property, a press release states.
To receive a grand fir tree, residents must participate in the litter clean up event on April 22; registration is not required.
The grand fir trees are approximately three feet tall and when mature can reach up to 80 metres (262 feet) tall.
Participants should come prepared with appropriate outdoor footwear and clothing.
The city will provide clear garbage bags and gloves to participants.
City staff will be also on hand throughout the event to assist and guide participants
An information tent with an educational display will also be set up in the park to provide information on invasive species.
Earth Day marks the start of the modern environmental movement. Check out the Earth Day Canada website for more information.