Clean up, cook out

North Islanders are invited to take part this weekend in a cleanup of our back roads — and get paid in food.

North Islanders are invited to take part this weekend in a cleanup of our back roads — and get paid in food.

Back Road Cleanup 2014 will take place Saturday, May 31, beginning at 8 a.m. Volunteers can gather at one of two muster points to join the effort: at the A&W parking lot on Granville St. in Port Hardy; or at the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Development on Mine Rd. in Port McNeill.

Crews will be assembled and head out to problem dumping areas for pick up of debris. A barbecue will follow at 1 p.m. at the centrally located Cluxewe Resort.

The cleanup is sponsored by the Regional District of Mount Waddington; the towns of Port Hardy and Port McNeill; the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Development; Western Forest Products; Island Timberlands; Fox’s Disposal; Strategic Natural Resource Consultants and Cluxewe Resort.

Volunteers are asked to wear work clothes and bring gloves. Those who can provide open-bed trucks for collecting and hauling are also appreciated.