4-Hers take to ditches

Mark Saturday, May 4 on your calendars as, weather permitting, 4-Hers from across the province will take to the ditches

Mark Saturday, May 4 on your calendars as, weather permitting, 4-Hers from across the province will take to the ditches in the Alberta Transportation annual highway cleanup program.

“4-Hers picking up garbage along Alberta’s highways on the first Saturday of May has been a longstanding tradition, and make no mistake about it, it’s a dirty job,” says Cameron Horner, 4-H specialist in communications and marketing. “But, the kids have a great time and they really make it into a fun day. Their hard work is evident from the get go – clean highways for all to view.”

Last year Alberta 4-H clubs, service and not-for-profit groups picked 9,751 kilometres of highway ditches in an effort to keep Alberta’s highways clean and contribute to a cleaner environment.

Remember if you are travelling Alberta’s highways on May 4 to watch for Highway Clean-up Event signs and to slow down when approaching and passing working members.

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