The annual 4-H club highway cleanup is taking place this weekend and the province is asking drivers to be cautious when passing crews.
“Young Manitobans will be hard at work this weekend, resulting in a cleaner landscape we can all enjoy,” said Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler. “We are proud to continue this important partnership with 4-H clubs across the province for another year and thank them for their commitment to our province.”
4-H club members and adult supervisors will be cleaning up the sides of Manitoba highways in exchange the province will pay participating groups for each kilometre cleaned.
In 2017 the group had more than 400 volunteers picking up garbage and cleaned 264 kilometres of roadsides and ditches earning the groups $6,745.00 that is used to offset program costs.
“All motorists, cyclists and ATV drivers are encouraged to use extra caution this weekend and be on the lookout for 4-H crews while they’re working,” said Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler.
All workers will be wearing safety vests and signs will be posted in the areas to be cleaned.
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