On May 14, residents will take to roadsides across PEI to pick up litter for the 50th year of the PEI Women’s Institute Roadside Cleanup. Participants are encouraged to use WI’s yellow clean up bags. The annually identifiable bags will be available from Access PEI sites, IWMC locations, Anne of Green Gables stores, and the PEI Public Library Service until May 14. Former WI bags and clear plastic bags can be used. Wear proper safety gear including gloves and brightly colored clothing during pick ups for increased visibility. The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will pick up the WI waste bags starting May 16.

There will also be an opportunity to win one of twenty-four cash prizes of $50. To enter the contest send contact info and a photo showing cleanup efforts to wicontests@gmail.com. Deadline for entries is May 31.

The theme this year is “Keep PEI Green and Pristine” and participants are encouraged to post social media pictures using the hashtag #KeepPEIClean&Pristine.

PEIWI is also collaborating with the PEI Council of Invasive Species this year and brochures will be available at various bag pickup locations to familiarize with invasive plants. More information and reporting details are available at peiinvasives.com.