Green Deer Event

Red Deer River RYAN WILKES

River Valley Cleanups

September 16, 2023

Formerly called the Red Deer River Cleanup and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, these annual spring and fall initiatives are now united under one name. Both the spring and fall River Valley Cleanups draw volunteers from across the city to join together to keep the Red Deer River, tributary creeks, and surrounding green spaces litter-free.

To volunteer for the cleanup:

  1. Arrive at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre any time between noon and 1:00 p.m. on the day of the cleanup. No pre-registration required. Suggested to bring/wear:
    • Visible, weather-appropriate clothing
    • Closed-toe walking shoes
    • Hat
    • Water bottle
    • Sunscreen
    • Bug spray
    • Gloves
  2. Sign our waiver form, get assigned a cleanup route, and start picking up litter as soon as you're ready to go. We provide garbage bags, disposable gloves, first aid kits, and garbage grabbers for those who need them.
  3. Return to the Kerry Wood Nature Centre between 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to return your unused supplies, submit your cleanup route map, receive a certificate if you want one, enjoy some light refreshments, and get a raffle ticket.
  4. The prize raffle will begin shortly after 3:00 p.m.!
  5. Go home after the prize raffle with a smile on your face and a warm fuzzy feeling from knowing you did something good today.

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