Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Annual highway cleanup underway

Anika Ahlstrom, Linda and Allan Benz from Caroline 1st. Scouting picking up garbage along Highway 54 west of Caroline
Photo and article by Helge Nome

After the melting of the snow, volunteer groups in Alberta get out to clean up the roadsides of the province's highway, earning some cash for their groups in the process. This happened on Highway 54 west of Caroline on the weekend of May 4/5 and is an ongoing process on both primary and secondary highways. A number of individuals also scour roadsides for empty bottles and cans which are taken to recycling depots for cash. It is a very effective system that makes the  roadsides ready for mechanical slashing of grass later in the summer.

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