Thursday, May 3, 2012

45th Annual Pathway and River Cleanup set for Sunday

2011 Pathway and River Cleanup volunteers on the banks of the Bow River 
On May 6, nearly 2,000 volunteers will pick up garbage along all major waterways in the city including the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Nose Creek, and the Glenmore Reservoir as part of the 45th Annual Pathway and River Cleanup.

In 2011, almost 10,000 lbs. of garbage was collected - including five bikes, six tires and three shopping carts!

Who knows what volunteers will collect this year from the approximately 200 kilometres of pathways they'll cover?

The Pathway and River Cleanup is hosted by The City of Calgary Parks and is sponsored by Tim Hortons, Stantec, Encana, Calgary Area Outdoor Council, Waste Management, Matrix Solutions Inc. and the Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation. Other City of Calgary supporters include Community Neighbourhood Services, Animal and Bylaw Services, the Calgary Fire Department, Waste and Recycling Services, Water Services and the Calgary Police Service.

Volunteer registration for this year's pathway and river cleanup closed in March, but volunteer opportunities with The City of Calgary Parks are still available - to learn more, visit calgary.ca/parks or call 3-1-1.

Note to registered volunteers: In case of poor weather, snow fall, or high water levels, the alternate cleanup date is scheduled for Sunday, May 20. Feel free to contact 3-1-1 after 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, to check event status. The volunteer kickoff breakfast will proceed on May 6 rain or shine.

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