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EDMONTON, Alta. — Alberta highways will be a lot cleaner this spring, thanks to thousands of volunteers from the province’s youth groups.

Junior Forest Wardens, 4-H Clubs and Scouts Canada are among the non-profit organizations that will be participating in the 25th annual Highway Cleanup May 5.

Motorists are being asked to slow down on Alberta highways for the cleanup, as volunteers will be scouring the ditches for litter.

"From 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. I encourage motorists to slow down and use extra caution on Alberta’s highways" said Alberta Transportation Minister Ed Stelmach. "Ensuring the safety of the thousands of volunteers who
participate in this important program is our number one priority."

Last year, volunteers filled 47,000 garbage bags with litter from 6,000 kilomtres of highway ditches.

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