A change in season means residents and members of the public will take to the pathways for another community clean-up all hosted by the Town of Okotoks.

On Saturday May 6, community volunteers, town staff, and committee members plan to spruce up the town by picking up any litter within the area as well as planting native trees along the river valley.

The event, starting in Ethel Tucker Park at 9 a.m., will extend through the community, with groups being sent out throughout the River Valley.

Jinny Toffelmire, environment and sustainability coordinator with the town is excited to see it back for 2023.

"We have the whole community marked out in zones. So you can pick a zone that you would like to go to, or if it's really full, we might kindly suggest that you go to a different zone where you know there's going to be less people there picking up waste. We want to try and get the waste off the ground from our lovely winter from all over town."

Cleanup crews will be supplied with gloves, bags and directions on how to safely remove litter and how to properly plant the trees.

Also taking part is Bird Canada who will be donating use of their e-scooters.

"They are being kind enough to bring a whole bunch of scooters down to the park for the cleanup for free, so if you want to get to a faraway part of the town, but don't really feel like using your own card to get there. You can come down to the park, grab a scooter and off you go."

The event will wrap at noon with a volunteer BBQ hosted by the Kinsmen Club of Okotoks. COBS and Sobeys Okotoks will also be on site with treats and snacks. 

If you are interested in volunteering your time to the Sheep River Valley clean up you can pre-register online here or sign-up May 6th, the day of the event.

More information on the spring event can be found at Okotoks.ca.