Annual Highway 40 Cleanup with the Friends of Kananaskis - Saturday, May 05, 2018

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page.

You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up.
The Basics:
Event Type: Social 
Event Location: Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino (888 Nakoda Way, Kananaskis, AB T0L 1N0) 
Date(s) & Time:   Saturday, May 05, 2018 09:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Sunday, May 06, 2018 08:00 AM  
Event Duration: 6 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Kristine O'Rielly
Vincent Zafra

Participant Info:
Who's Invited:   Members & Guests, All Ages Welcome  
Attendee Screening:   Registration is First-Come/First-Serve
Maximum Group Size: 50
Maximum No. Guests: 50
Minimum Group Size: 0
Maximum No. Guests Per Member: 50
Number Registered So Far:   1 (View sign-ups, waiting list)
Are Dogs Permitted:   No

Let's join the Friends of Kananaskis for their annual Highway 40 clean up! This year, we're going from Highway South to the Peter Lougheed - Kannaskis Lakes trail turn off (50 km).
The clean-up is sponsored by Alberta Transportation and brought forward to the ACC by the Access and Environment Committee. This event is great for families who can walk 2 - 4 km comfortably, we leave it to your discretion whether your child is old enough to join. No pets allowed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Vince (preferably through email:

As this is an external event, participants will need to register through the Friends of Kananaskis volunteer system — Better Impact. To do this, visit the website Better Impact and click on the "Fill in an application" button on the "I would like to volunteer" box at the top right of the page. Should be straightforward from there! Note that you are not required to sign up here to participate.

If you do plan on participating, please feel free to either sign up on this event page or send me an e-mail ( notifying me you are coming if you would like to have an ACC group for the cleanup!

We'll be meeting in the Stoney Nakoda Casino parking lot at 9:00 AM. From there, we'll group up and move to a section of road we're responsible for. Once that section is completed, groups will be transported to the next stretch further down; so on and so forth until we reach the turn off. If you wish to be grouped with a specific person or with ACC members, please travel together or find them in the parking lot before hand as we'll be working together with the Friends of Kananaskis volunteers.
Required Items to Bring:
Participants must wear a safety vest and gloves. The vests and garbage bags will be provided, along with gloves if needed (only offered in adult size).

Recommended Items to Bring:
As a reminder, wear sturdy footwear and select clothes you do not mind getting dirty, long pants are strongly recommended and bring rain gear. Pack your lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, bear spray, and other personal gear.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:   Head west along Highway 1 until you reach the Highway 40 turnoff. Take a left onto Highway 40 and another left at the Casino Entrance (~ 650 m) and meet us in the parking lot!  

Further projects with the friends (such as trail maintenance and trail building) will be posted via Better Impact. Some of these projects will be posted here on the calendar, but for a full list of projects, visit the website and look at the Volunteer Projects Calendar or sign up to the newsletter to be notified by email. Thanks in advance for your help!

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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Registration for this event closed on Sunday, May 06, 2018 at 08:00 AM.