Highway 40 Cleanup with the Friends of Kananaskis (POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 11) - Saturday, May 11, 2019

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 11, 2019 09:00 AM  
Registration Cut Off:   Friday, May 10, 2019 09:00 AM  
Event Duration: 5 Hours 
Difficulty Rating:   D1 - See Conversion Chart  
Trip Coordinator(s):   Vincent Zafra

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

Let's join the Friends of Kananaskis for their Annual Highway 40 clean up and help give back to a place that has given so much to us!

Note that you have to sign up on THIS WEBSITE, and NOT on the club calendar (i.e. this event page).

The clean up stretches from Highway 40 South (Stoney Nakoda Casino) to the Peter Lougheed – Kananaskis Lakes Trail turn-off (50km) and is sponsored by Alberta Transportation.

This event is great for families who can walk 2-4km comfortably , we leave it to your discretion whether your child is old enough to join. No pets allowed.

As this is an external event, you need to sign up using the Friends of Kananaskis' system: Better Impact. To do this, visit the website Better Impact. After creating an account, things should be pretty straightforward from there.

Note that if you are signing up your family (parents and children), one adult should sign up using this sign up system, and then email Nancy (nancy@kananaskis.org) the names of the other family members, including children’s age.

Sign up will close once we get to 100 people signed up or 48 hours before the event.

Stoney Nakoda Casino Parking Lot

To get there, take the Trans Canada Hwy (Hwy 1) to the junction with Kananaskis Hwy 40. Turn south on Hwy 40, the entrance to the casino parking lot is approximately 100 meters from the junction.

Volunteers will work in pairs picking up debris the size of a chocolate bar wrapper or larger and filling garbage bags. You will clean approximately 3 kilometres of road edge, or more, depending how fast your group moves.

As a side note, it's tick season so watch out for ticks!!! You'll be going in and out of forested and bushy areas so be sure you're covered and don't forget to do a tick check when you get home!

Last year we had 105 volunteers clean 50km within a few hour and help keep Kananaskis clean and great. We separated refundable cans and bottles, which made up about half of the garbage we collected. This represented:

  • 1,004 Aluminum Cans
  • 10 Cartons 0-1 Litre
  • 36 Domestic Beers
  • 72 Glass 0-1 Litre
  • 218 Plastic 0-1 Litre
  • 5 Plastic Over 1L
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). Bring sturdy footwear and wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty (long pants are strongly recommended) along with rain rain gear.

Recommended Items to Bring:
Lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, bear spray, and other personal gear.

How to Get There:
Event Directions:    

Unfortunately I (Vince) will not be able to attend this years clean up due to personal obligations. However, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at vinzafy@gmail.com

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Registration for this event closed on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 09:00 AM.