City launches community clean-up initiative for Earth Day

Medicine Hat – Residents are encouraged to join a community-wide clean-up to celebrate Earth Day on Monday, April 22, 2024.

“Every small action contributes to a greener, healthier community,” says Scott Richter, Business and Innovation Manager of Parks and Recreation. “Our annual ‘Litter Blitz’ campaign not only aims to enhance our natural beauty but also empowers residents to be environmental stewards.”

Beginning on Earth Day, participants—whether individually, with family, or friends—are encouraged to either use their own garbage bags or pick up complimentary supplies, including bags and gloves, for litter collection in parks, natural areas, and coulees. Parks staff will remove any large items that are left near a garbage bin and reported by phone or email.

Complimentary supplies are available at the Parks office main entrance, 88 Kipling Street SE, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting April 10 until May 22, 2024.

The Litter Blitz campaign will run until May 22 to promote a healthy community. Participants are encouraged to share their clean-up photos on social media and to tag the City of Medicine Hat on socials (Facebook, X, and Instagram) to be entered to win a night's stay in a comfort cabin at Gas City Campground.

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