A group of roughly 50 Edmontonians plan to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up the River Valley. Photos courtesy of Ryan Haworth

Ryan Haworth is showing his love of Edmonton by cleaning up after its residents.

About two weeks ago, the 24-year-old came across a post on Reddit complaining about the amount of garbage in the river valley area. He decided to do something about it and challenged others to join him by founding Love YEG.

First, the volunteer group tackled Buena Vista Park and then the area around the Walterdale Bridge.

Now, roughly 80 volunteers have signed up to spend time on Thursday — which is Earth Day — cleaning up the Mill Creek Ravine area as well as a large stretch along Whyte Avenue.

“It’s inspiring to see Edmontonians care so much when they really have no motivation to, because they just love Edmonton,” Haworth said. “I saw there was a need and people definitely noticed that our river valley gets pretty bad in the spring because people literally can’t hide their garbage under the …read more

Source:: Edmonton Journal – Business

      

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Grassroots group aims to show their love of Edmonton by picking up trash

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