Spring cleaning improves appearance of Alberta highways

EDMONTON, Alta. — Over 35,000 garbage bags full of trash were removed from the sides of Alberta highways on May 5, as part of the province’s annual highway clean-up.

About 10,000 volunteers, representing youth and non-profit groups from throughout the province, took to the ditches to help out.

“Over 5,500 kilometres of highway were cleaned this year thanks to the thousands of volunteers,” said Minister of Transportation, Ed Stelmach. “Those who participate help the environment and learn the importance of keeping our beautiful province clean. I also commend Alberta motorists for driving carefully in areas where the clean-up was occurring and for keeping our young volunteers safe.”

In High Level, La Crete and Fort Vermilion Counties, the clean-up project was rained out and will take place tomorrow, weather permitting.

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