“There’s a lot of children involved and it’s an exciting day for everybody, so we just want motorists to be aware they’re out there and slow down when they’re out there.”
Motorists throughout Alberta are asked to be extra cautious this weekend.
The cleanup gets underway at 7:00 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers across the province will be picking up garbage until 5:00 p.m.
Organizations include 4-H clubs, Scouts, Girl Guides, schools, church organizations and other non-profit groups.
Volunteers will be wearing bright orange safety vests, and drivers are asked to slow down, obey signs and use cation when passing cleanup crews.
Last year about 12,000 volunteers from 463 organizations involved in the highway cleanup earned a collective total of $925,635. The groups cleaned more than 9,000 kilometres of highway and collected more than 32,000 bags of garbage.