Earth is not ready for Earth Day, at least not in Drumheller.
Plans to clean up the Drumheller Valley this Thursday, April 27 of litter and other garbage that has collected over the winter have been postponed.
"First of all, there's still snow so you can't see the garbage and when it does melt, we're going to have a mud hole," explained Heather Colberg, who is organizing this eyar's Earth Day Cleanup in Drumheller. "The places that need it the most, the nature trail and everything, aren't going to be done."
"If we can just get the volunteers to keep supporting us and let's do it next Thursday (May 4)," she suggested. "Unfortunately, it's just too much mud and too much snow that we're just not going to be able to clean the valley like we need to."
Colberg asks volunteers to show up at one of several listed designations and pick up a garbage bad to fill. Local business owners are also asked to clean up in front of and behind their operations.
"(It's) the same plan exactly, everything the same, let's just make it next Thursday," urged Colberg. "We'll be able to at least see the garbage underneath the snow."