Friday, May 1, 2015

Pathway and River Cleanup: Making our communities cleaner, safer and better for all

This Sunday, keep your eyes open for the over 2,800 registered volunteers participating in the 48th annual Pathway and River Cleanup. Together, they will pick up thousands of kilograms of garbage along nearly 200 kilometres of Calgary’s pathways and river banks.


The event is held each spring to help clean up litter accumulated over the winter in our parks and along our rivers and pathways. But the Pathway and River Cleanup isn’t just about picking up garbage. It’s about promoting environmental sustainability and reminding us about the importance of caring for our parks and green spaces year round.

Get involved
TLC Kits can be picked up at 9 locations across the city.
Keeping Calgary clean is a shared responsibility. Volunteer registration for the Pathway and River Cleanup has closed, but it’s never too late to get involved in keeping our city clean. Always pick up and properly dispose of your litter year round, including pet waste and cigarette butts.

You can also get your friends and family together and organize your own community cleanup! Pick up The Litter Cleanup Kits (TLC Kits) equipped with everything you’ll need for a group of ten. More information about the kits and pick up locations.

Stay connected
Zebra-print underwear found near the Bow River.

Many unique and bizarre items have been discovered over the years at Calgary’s annual Pathway and River Cleanup, including: a plastic flying pig, a fur coat, a fully-decorated Christmas tree and a giant pair of zebra underwear.

Interested in seeing photos of some of the unique items found during this year’s event? Follow The City of Calgary Parks (@CalgaryParks) on Twitter and Instagram using #yyccleans for live updates and photos throughout the cleanup.

More information about the Pathway and River Cleanup.

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