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Calumet’s community cleans up for tourist season

Over 40 residents of Calumet Island gathered on Saturday afternoon for the third annual Green for my Island event, where volunteers pick up trash from the roadside. The event was originally started as an Earth Day initiative.
Most of the organizing committee for Calumet's third annual Green for my Island event were on hand for a photo in front of the prize table. From left: Luc Lagarde, Darquise LaSalle, Tyler LaSalle, Marilyn LaSalle, Lyne Tremblay, Lise Lagarde and Mario Berard. Not pictured: Martin Bertrand.
After working in the sun all morning volunteers gathered at the local R.A. Hall at noon for food and cold drinks.

CALEB NICKERSON
CALUMET ISLAND
May 5, 2018
On Saturday, dozens of volunteers spent the morning scouring the roadsides of Calumet Island in search of trash.
The event was the third annual Green for my Island event, which was started as a community clean-up initiative for Earth Day.
“It was 2016 when the municipality formally organized the project,” explained organizer Tyler LaSalle. “The first year it was organized by Pierre Fréchette and last year I took over. We all want to pitch in and clean our ditches.”

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