Thousands of young people and their adult supervisors will be in roadside ditches in all areas of the province today (May 7) participating in the 46th Annual Alberta Transportation Highway Cleanup Campaign.

The Alberta RCMP are asking motorists to use extreme caution while driving today to make sure that the volunteers can make Alberta an even more beautiful place in a safe manner. 

Every year, volunteers from various youth groups and clubs spend the day walking alongside our roadways picking up trash and litter as a means of raising funds for their organizations or chosen charities.  In past years, organizations like Volunteer Airdrie, local churches and 4-H clubs have taken part in the cleanup.  The volunteers will be working along highways today from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.  

Sgt. Darrin Turnbull with Alberta RCMP Traffic Services says the force asks motorists to slow down in marked cleanup areas and to be aware of the added foot traffic. The RCMP will also increase patrols across provincial highways to enforce traffic safety and prevent speeding in these areas.

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