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Volunteers set to clean the region

Volunteers will be out around the city and county for the next few weeks picking up trash that has built up over the winter. Volunteers will be working around Clairmont, Carriage Lane, Wedgewood, and east of Beaverlodge. The County’s annual cleanup runs until June 12th.

The 11th Annual City Scrub kicks off today in Grande Prairie. Over 5,000 volunteers are expected to do some garbage pick up through until the 14th. The city is asking residents to pitch in 20 minutes of their time to help out. There is also supplies available through the city to help in the clean up.

You can watch for people in orange safety vests near highways this Saturday as well. Scouts, Girl Guides and 4- H Clubs will be part of the groups that will be picking up the trash along the ditches.

Each organization that participates earns between $55 and $100 per kilometre cleaned. In 2016, the province over $974,000 to volunteer organizations. There were over 14,000 people that took part across Alberta. To join in, you can visit the Annual Highway Cleanup Website.

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