Saturday, April 22 is Earth Day, an occasion for bringing awareness to the effects of people on the planet.
In Drumheller, it has also sparked a cleanup of litter that has accumulated around the valley over the winter.
"I've got the support of the schools," said Heather Colberg, who is organizing the local Earth Day cleanup for the second year. "On (Thursday) April 27 from 10:00 (a.m.) to 2:00 (p.m.) I'm going to ask all you people out there, if you could come to one of the meeting spots, grab a bag, go collect a bunch of garbage, bring it back, drop it off and let's get this valley cleaned up."
"If every business cleaned up in front of them and behind them, that would do a good bulk of the community," she added. "I've got the schools doing a lot around their areas. The biggest areas I'm going to need help with are behind the BCF, the nature trails, and Newcastle Beach, the ball diamond areas."
The 2016 Earth Day cleanup in Drumheller resulted in a tonne of trash being dropped off at the Regional Landfill.
"We had great support last year: we had well over 400 volunteers, I believe," noted Colberg. "This year, with the schools alone, I think we're going to be at that, so if we can get those other 200-300 people out, we'll have this done in no time."
For more information, call Heather Colberg at 403-823-0811 or email her at [email protected]
The theme for this year's Earth Day is Earth Play, to get people outdoors and playing in nature.
How it works:
Go to any location below and pickup a garbage bag (bring your gloves)
(Look for Green GFL Bins)
Collect garbage in any area of the valley
Take the full garbage bags to anyone of the bins
Dairy Queen Parking Lot
Kneehill Soil on Industrial road
Recycle bins across from 7-11
Midland Trail – bin by Homestead museum
Newcastle Ball Diamond/Beach area
Lot across from ATB (beside Western Financial)
BCF Parking Lot
Area across from old St.Anthonys School