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Help us to clean the province by choosing locations throughout the summer and picking up all the garbage that is potentially harming wildlife and the ecosystems in our area.
We are hoping to gather a crew of at least 10 people to help us out, but if you are unable to join our crew there are some other ways you can participate below!
How you can participate:
Join our crew- minimum donation $20, fundraising goal (minimum $200 including your donation), join us on at least one crew pick up day or coordinate your own
Donate to our cause –any amount welcome! our fundraising goal is $2000 by the end of August so help us spread the word!
Request of a location you’d like to see cleaned up (minimum donation $50) – if you know of a spot with a lot of garbage that has been bothering you every time you see it you can sponsor us to come clean it up!
Do your own garbage pickup – minimum donation $20, post picture of your garbage bags
Crew pick up days: Throughout the summer we will select locations that are large enough to allow for safe social distancing for picking up garbage. We will provide garbage bags, gloves, sanitizer & coordinate with the city to pick up collected garbage. Come and join us at a designated location for approximately 1 hour of clean up.
All donations to AWA are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
Why Join This Adventure?
This is a great activity for all ages & great a family activity.
With the increased use of our parks and trails during the pandemic there is an increase in garbage and litter left behind. Not only is litter unsightly and capable of ruining our experience in nature, it is also harmful to the environment. Often litter on a street ends up washing into storm drains, or trash on trails often ends up in a river. If the water becomes polluted from litter we can no longer use it for drinking or recreation. Animals may mistake the items of litter floating in the water as food and could choke on them or they may get entangled in it. Therefore, we are hoping to clean up as much littler as we can in Calgary and the surrounding area before the end of the summer. By joining or sponsoring our adventure you are helping us to achieve our goal!
If conducting your own garbage pick up always wear gloves, bring garbage bags, and hand sanitizer. (these will be supplied for you if you join a crew clean up event)
Some other considerations:
Dress appropriately for the weather.
Wear sturdy, closed-toed footwear.
Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and insect repellent.
We will observe COVID-19 precautions and guidance from the Government of Alberta and expect
participants to follow appropriate sanitizing and social distancing. We thank you for your understanding
and cooperation! If you need more details you can check the Government website at:
Please bring a personal mask and your own hand sanitizer.
Thank you for joining us for this exceptional day out in one of Alberta’s truly wonderful Wild Spaces
— we look forward to meeting you there!
Things To be Aware Of
Wash your hands frequently: Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands with soap and warm water. We encourage you to do this at the beginning and end of a litter cleanup at minimum.
Respect physical distancing.
DO NOT pick up face masks, or gloves.
Do not touch unknown items, syringes, glass or other sharp objects. Contact 311 to report their location.
Do not compress garbage or reach into containers with hands or feet.
Do not wade into bodies of water to retrieve items.
If working near a pathway, be careful of cyclists, runners and walkers.
Do not remove large items (bikes, tires, sleeping bags, etc). Contact 311 to report their location.
Do not enter illegal camps. Contact 311 to report their location.
A Facebook group has been created to share information such as the schedule and map for crew pick up days, progress towards our goal, before and after pictures of cleaned up locations, pictures of garbage cleaned up by others not in the crew, and any other relevant information.
If there are people who are not on Facebook we will provide communication through email.
At the end of our Adventure we will be hosting a social-distanced event for everyone who has pitched in over the summer. Details will be provided in August.
Contact this Coordinator
Contact this coordinator:
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
by phone at (403) 283-2025,
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