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MLCA Community Litter Clean-Up Day!

  • Date

    Sunday Jun 5, 2022

  • Time

    All Day

  • Where

    Your Community!

  • Cost


MLCA is hosting its annual Litter Clean-up! Join us on Sunday, June 5, 2022 from 10am to 12pm at either Sandy Beach or South Calgary Park. Bring your friends and family to participate as environmental stewards for our most beloved community parks.


Picking up trash is a simple and easy way to improve the health and safety of our community, parks, and wildlife. Show your love on World Environment Day to our local parks and have some fun doing it!


At each park, you’ll meet with an MLCA Volunteer (you’ll see them in their bright yellow vest). They will provide you with garbage bags and disposable gloves. You’ll be assigned an area to pick up trash with other volunteers or whoever came with you. At noon, with a few full bags of trash, you’ll meet up with our MLCA Volunteer at the same location to drop off the trash, have a lite snack, and share stories of what you found!


Where to meet on June 5th at 10am:


South Calgary Park – meet our MLCA Volunteer (in the bright yellow vest) behind the Community Hall by the ice skating rink/volleyball courts. There will be bathroom access in the lower hall through the ice rink doors.


Sandy Beach Park – meet at the bottom of the hill, in the first parking lot to the left. Our MLCA volunteers will greet you in their bright yellow vests. There is public washroom access at the park.


MLCA will provide you with garbage bags, and disposable gloves, have hand sanitizer available, lite snacks, and will collect all the trash at the end.


Please bring your family and friends, a water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, and weather-appropriate clothing.


Tips for a successful day

Please follow these guidelines. The health, safety, and well-being of our volunteers is of top priority. We encourage all to do the following:

  • Wash your hands frequently: Use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands with soap and warm water. We encourage you to do this at the beginning and end of a litter cleanup.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from others.
  • Catch your germs: Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze by using the inside of your elbow or your shoulder.
  • Avoid touching your face: Keep your hands away from your eyes, ears, nose and mouth while performing this activity.
  • DO NOT pick up face masks, or gloves.
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick: If you are experiencing, fever, cough, difficulty breathing or other flu like symptoms, stay home and away from others. If you have questions or concerns about your health contact Health Link 811.

Cleanup day

  • Always work with a partner and maintain physical distancing of 2 meters from others​.
  • Wear protective gloves at all times.
  • Do not touch unknown items, syringes, glass or other sharp objects. Contact 311 to report their location.
  • Leave natural materials behind (leaves, deadwood, bones, etc).
  • Do not wade into bodies of water to retrieve items.
  • If working near a pathway, be careful of cyclists, runners and walkers.
  • Do not remove large items (bikes, tires, sleeping bags, etc). Contact 311 to report their location.
  • Do not enter illegal camps. Contact 311 to report their location.


The information below instructs the proper way to remove gloves:


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