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Highway 40 Cleanup

September 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Let’s Cleanup Highway 40 – Saturday, September 19

Join us for our annual Highway 40 Cleanup, from Highway 40 South (Stoney Nakoda Casino) to the Peter Lougheed – Kananaskis Lakes Trail turn-off (50km). The clean up 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.

Date: Saturday, September 19, 9:00am – 2:00pm


Please ensure you read the points below so we can all be safe while volunteering. Do not sign up for this event if you: 

  • Have symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches and pains, sudden loss of taste or smell, or any feeling of illness. 
  • Have been in direct contact with anyone with the above symptoms or who has COVID 19 in the past 10 days. 
  • Have travelled outside of Canada within the past 14 days 
  • If you’ve had COVID 19, but have not had a negative post-infection test. 

Each volunteer will be required to bring the following mandatory personal protective equipment: 

  • Work gloves 
  • Mask (to be worn if <2m proximity to others due to trail work task or interaction with public) 
  • Safety glasses 
  • Hand sanitizer 

Additional COVID-19 restrictions related to allowable group size may also affect the structure of the day (such as different meeting locations based on maximum allowable number of people to gather). Full details will be confirmed in advance of the event. 

Please contact our Coordinator if you have any questions or comments. 

Meeting location: Stoney Nakoda Casino Parking

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.

What to expect: 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. Note, all rules regarding COVID-19 (distancing, mask requirements, etc.) will apply to this event.

What 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). As a reminder, wear sturdy footwear and select clothes you do not mind getting dirty, long pants are strongly recommended and bring rain gear. Pack your lunch, water, sunscreen, bug spray, bear spray, and other personal gear.


All participants will need to fill out this volunteer agreement waiver.The form can be filled out once, and will be valid until March 31, 2021. To accelerate the paperwork process, please visit the link above to fill out this form ASAP prior to the day. 

Guidelines and Rules: Highway clean-up key points are outlined in this video. We will also be sending out a detailed information & reminder document before the event and will review at the meeting location on the day of.

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

Sign up HERE


September 19, 2020
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Friends of Kananaskis Country
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