Be part of our community events! Help to build our community’s sustainability efforts and reduce our garbage footprint.
Our events are designed to engage the community in great, hands on ways to reduce garbage, increase recycling, be part of the “Plastic Free Salish Sea” movement and meet like-minded folks.
Community Clothing Drive
Saturday October 26, 2019
Noon to 3 pm
Community Beach Clean Up
Saturday September 28, 2019
9:30 am to 11:00 am
The Reef Parking Lot
Community Beach Clean Up
Saturday June 8, 2019 – 10 am
World Oceans Day
As a unique community surrounded on 3 sides by the Salish Sea, we are fortunate to celebrate the bounty of the ocean. On World Oceans Day, we are encouraging the community to get together and clean up our beaches. Garbage and recyling bags will be provided.
Meet at The Reef Parking Lot. Once you arrive, groups will be divided to cover as many beaches as possible. Option to walk south to Lighthouse Park or North to the Canadian Border. Other beaches will be assigned to captains.
All garbage and recycling will be disposed of properly once collected.
Spring Faire March 16 + 17
Point Roberts Community Centre
Winter Clothing Drive A Massive Success
A recent clothing drive collected almost three tons of used clothing and required dozens of community volunteers to sort, mend and deliver the items to families and groups who needed them.
“It was more successful than I would have ever imagined,” said Samantha Scholefield, organizer of the November 18 event at the community center, adding, “When we put out the call to our community e-newsletters to advertise it, I had no idea what kind of response we would get. But from the first, I had emails about volunteering, about dropping off early. I had people stop me when I was updating the chalk board. I had people offer to mend items that needed special attention before they could be worn again! It was a beautiful response.”
Over 100 garbage bags full of clothes went to local families distributed through the Point Roberts food bank, the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham, a group that supplies clothes to kids going into foster care, a women’s shelter and an organization that helps unemployed men get work. “In the process of the afternoon we helped a family whose house burned down last week and a family whose grown children had recently moved back with grandchildren in tow,” Scholefield said. They also delivered linens to the Icelandic Harbour assisted living residence in Vancouver.
“It was a display of generosity and thoughtfulness that the community should be so proud of,” Scholefield said. “Thank you to everyone who donated and who volunteered.”