Weekend Clean-Up Targeting Manitoba’s Highways

Weekend Clean-Up Targeting Manitoba’s Highways

By Sarah Klein

Highway 1
Highway 1 between Carberry and Sidney, Manitoba. (WIKIPEDIA)

Manitoba’s highways and roads will receive some TLC this weekend at the hands of the 4-H club.

Members will begin their annual clean-up campaign Saturday. Crews will be out between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. picking up trash and other debris from roadsides and ditches.

The province is advising motorists, cyclists and ATV drivers to look for signs and drive cautiously around 4-H clubs while they’re working.

Members from 28 clubs will be wearing bright safety vests and be supervised by adult volunteers.

Last year, 425 kilometres of roadsides and ditches were cleaned and 1,995 bags of trash were collected. Recyclable bottles and cans were also delivered to appropriate pickup locations.

In case of rain, the alternate date for the clean-up campaign is June 4.

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