2800 People Clean up in Calgary in 48th Annual River Cleanup

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Image from Calgary Clean up (source: Twitter)
Image from Calgary Clean up (source: Twitter)


CALGARY – 2,800 registered volunteers participated in the 48th annual Pathway and River Cleanup. Together, they will pick up thousands of kilograms of garbage along nearly 200 kilometres of Calgary’s pathways and river banks. Calgary is a city with enormous civic pride. One of the goals of this program is to encourage people to keep the city clean all year.

Some of the more interesting items found during the clean up in Calgary
Some of the more interesting items found during the clean up in Calgary

The event is held each spring to help clean up litter accumulated over the winter in our parks and along our rivers and pathways. But the Pathway and River Cleanup isn’t just about picking up garbage. It’s about promoting environmental sustainability and reminding us about the importance of caring for our parks and green spaces year round.

Many unique and bizarre items have been discovered over the years at Calgary’s annual Pathway and River Cleanup, including: a plastic flying pig, a fur coat, a fully-decorated Christmas tree and a giant pair of zebra underwear. Interested in seeing photos of some of the unique items found during this year’s event? Follow The City of Calgary Parks (@CalgaryParks) on Twitter and Instagram using #yyccleans for live updates and photos throughout the cleanup.

Image from Calgary Clean up (source: Twitter)
Image from Calgary Clean up (source: Twitter)