News from the Friends of Nose Hill – February

Snowy trees in a forest with a bench and a table for rest. Beautiful concept for winter, nature and forest.

Calgary’s Pathway and River Cleanup will be May 5 to 7, 2023. Volunteers will receive safety information and training prior to event day.

During the annual cleanup event, they help remove litter in Calgary’s parks, greenspaces, along pathways, and riverbanks. Registration for returning volunteers is from February 15 to March 8, 2023, and registration for new volunteers is from March 13 to March 31, 2023. They may register in groups of at least ten, identifying a leader and a designated cleanup area. Anyone without a group is assigned to a City team at one of three designated parks.

Last year, there were four areas assigned for cleanup in Nose Hill Park:  

Nose Hill West: Shaganappi Trail/Edgemont Blvd parking lot, to head south along pathway beside Shaganappi Trail, stay to right at trail junctions, south to John Laurie/Brisebois Dr parking lot.

Nose Hill East: Parking lot at 64 Ave NW and 14 St NW – to clean trails south to 14 St NW parking lot.

Nose Hill North: Shaganappi Trail/Edgemont Blvd parking lot east to 14 St Berkley Gate parking lot (and stay left at paved trail junctions).

Nose Hill – 64 Ave: Nose Hill, 64 Ave parking lot.

During the cleanup, volunteers remove the litter in their assigned locations and collect it in bags, which are placed beside pathways or in City garbage bins. City staff pick up and transport them to a designated dump site where they are properly disposed of by City Waste and Recycling Services. If you have any questions about volunteering for the 2023 Pathway and River Cleanup, or garbage bags have not been picked up, please contact 311. Join the conversation on cleanup day and see photos from the events by searching #yyccleans.