eHawkesbury volunteers will be conducting an eClean campaign during the spring and summer months in the town of Hawkesbury. The campaign has selected nine strategic locations that will have their trash, litter and other garbage collected by volunteers. Volunteer appreciation rewards will be provided to each volunteer.

“The objective of this initiative is to grow the town’s volunteer base into a force that will affect positive change and support that change until it becomes ingrained into our culture. We are using incentives in order and with the hopes to attract people to participate in the altruist act of volunteering. Volunteering is one of the most charitable acts we can perform in our lives, say organizers.

“With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. Yet, the benefits of volunteering are huge to you, your family, and your community. Volunteering has been proven to reduce stress, help create new friendships, and connects people with the community and even opens new doors for your career possibilities. Giving to others can also help protect and enhance your happiness, mental and physical health,” continues the press release.

Nine locations around Hawkesbury have been selected. Beginning on Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., clean-ups will take place.

The first eClean will be at Park Cyr between Paquette Street and the water purification building and Main and the Ottawa River. The group’s sponsor is Deja Vu Restaurant and Bar at 882 Main St E in Hawkesbury. Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar will provide each volunteer with a $10 gift certificate redeemable at Déjà Vu.

Each eClean event will provide volunteers with products, discounts, services, awards and other motivational gear. Any proceeds will be donated to the Old Mill Park executive committee. The City of Hawkesbury will give a six-month Robert Hartley swim pass to anyone who turns out for each and all of the nine events.

If you want to find out more, you can find out more on FaceBook at or call 613-307-8988.

Upcoming dates include: Sunday, May 12, Sunday, May 19, Sunday, May 26, Sunday, June 2, Sunday, June 9, Sunday, June 16; Sunday, June 23; Sunday, June 30 and Sunday, July 7. Each event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1.p.m.

These events are supported by local businesses, council members, 107.7FM the Jewel and Journal Le Carillon.