Children in visi vests pick up litter with their teacher

Through collective efforts, volunteers spent more than 1,700 hours cleaning up neighbourhoods.

November 4, 2021

Surrey, BC – The 2021 Love Where You Live clean-up campaign set a new record for the number or residents taking part in this annual civic initiative. Kicking off in April, residents, business owners and communities took direct action to keep their street, neighbourhood, and city clean. Over 200 residents took part in the weekly 20 Minute Challenge and 69 community organized clean-ups. City staff also played a part by cleaning up over 208 kilometers of Surrey roads weekly and clearing over 7926 illegal dumping sites.

“Surrey residents really stepped up this year as a new record was set for the number of volunteers committing to the 20 Minute Challenge,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Now, in its third year, the Love Where You Live Campaign has really resonated with residents of all ages. Through our collective efforts, more than 1700 hours were contributed by volunteers cleaning up neighbourhoods. Your participation speaks to the pride you have for your city. On behalf of Council, I want to commend everyone who took part in this annual civic initiative.”

At the fall tree sale, over 4000 trees were purchased by Surrey residents to greenify and beautify their neighbourhoods. 2021 also saw the return of community beautification projects, with a total of $6455 being granted to projects during the campaign period.

Activities continued to be done in small groups in order to ensure the health and safety of the participants.

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Amber Stowe
Communications and Media Relations Lead
Office of the Mayor