Photos: Peterborough volunteers clean up Armour Hill, Ashburnham Memorial Park – The Peterborough Examiner


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More than 50 people came out to clean up garbage at Armour Hill Saturday.
Ashburnham Ward councillors Keith Riel and Gary Baldwin were also there.
Hard Winter Bakery and the Ashburnham Ale House donated cookies and sandwiches.
The event was also supported through a City of Peterborough Community Grant and donations from community members.
A total of 30 bags of garbage (mostly near the toboggan hill, but also some collected at the top of the park) were collected.
Additionally, volunteers collected three quarters of a pound of cigarette butts (roughly 975 butts), to be sent to TerraCycle for recycling.
At the top of Armour Hill is Ashburnham Memorial Park.
The Ashburnham Memorial Stewardship Group (AMSG) was founded in June 2021 to advocate for positive short- and long-term infrastructure changes to the way people use the park.
Organizers hope to boost the use of the park for bird watching, hiking, astronomy and other events and bring and end to negative behaviours, including illegal fireworks, garbage dumping and reckless driving.
Anyone interested in more information or working with AMSG can email the group at: ashburnhamstewardship@gmail.com
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