Members of Manitoba’s 4-H clubs will be cleaning up the province’s highways this weekend.
The annual provincewide campaign will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting.
“We remind all motorists to be vigilant over the weekend the 4-H crews will be conducting a great service for the community,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.
“These young people are dedicated and potentially the leaders of tomorrow, and show this by taking on extra responsibility tomorrow.”
The Manitoba government pays 4-H clubs for every kilometre of roadway cleaned. Last year, more than 400 volunteers cleaned 257 kilometres of roadsides and ditches, collecting 883 bags of trash. Recyclable bottles and cans were also delivered to appropriate locations. Participating clubs earned $6,788 to support their programs.
In case of rain, the alternate date for the cleanup campaign is June 1.