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Residents Invited to Join Riverbank Cleanup Aug 24 10-Noon

Sign up and come to Strathcona Island Park August 24, 10 am to Noon

Post Date:08/07/2019 9:48 AM

Medicine Hat – On Saturday August 24 the City is teaming up with Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to pick up litter along the South Saskatchewan River shoreline at Strathcona Island Park. Residents are invited to register to help out starting at 10 am.

“The South Saskatchewan River provides us with water, recreation, habitat for wildlife and is a beautiful and scenic river that flows through Medicine Hat,” says Jass Baidwan, Environmental Sustainability Officer with the City’s HAT Smart program. “We hope that by tackling a small stretch of shoreline within the City, we will raise awareness that litter, and especially plastic litter, does not belong on the shoreline or in the water. Please take it with you and dispose of it properly.”

Details:

  • To register: Medicine Hat Riverbank Cleanup (LINK)
  • Time: 10 am – Noon, followed by snacks
  • Meeting Location: Strathcona Island Park (South Bank) at the South Cook Hut

“This is a great opportunity to show some community spirit and environmental stewardship of the river and shoreline that runs through Medicine Hat,” Baidwan adds. “We are pleased to team up with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, which is a national conservation program that encourages people to take action in their communities. This will be a fun, informal event and we hope people will take some time to come out for a few hours.”

Participants are asked to dress appropriately and to please bring your own water –preferably in a reusable container. Snacks will be provided at noon.

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For more information, please contact:

Jass Baidwan
Environmental Sustainability Officer
City of Medicine Hat
403.529.8111

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