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Adopt-A-Trail/Roadway Application

Make a difference and help to keep Wood Buffalo Beautiful!

Adopt sections of trails or greenspaces along local roadways and show your community pride by maintaining the tidiness of these adopted areas. Adopted trails or roadways must be between a half kilometre and three kilometres in length and located on municipal land. The Adopt-A-Trail/Roadway program requires a minimum commitment of four litter cleanup sessions between May and September. Volunteer groups are eligible for a one-time Fee for Service payment following the completion of the fourth litter pick. The Fee for Service is calculated based on a rate of $250/km of roadway (both sides of roadway, excluding median) and $100/km of trail. Each litter pick must be reported to the Program Co-ordinator upon completion.

     
     

Alternate Contact Information

Area(s) of Adoption

Program Requirements

A minimum of four litter cleanups must be completed between May and September, approximately three to four weeks apart. All cleanups must be reported to the Program Co-ordinator.

This program aims to maximize volunteer opportunities allowing new groups to participate. If a group fails to report and/or complete the program requirements for two consecutive seasons, the group will be removed from the program and the adopted area will be made available to prospective new volunteer groups.

Cleanup Supplies

Cleanup kits consist of the following items: yellow garbage bags, clear recycling bags, disposable gloves, graffiti removal wipes, safety goggles and safety information. Litter-picking sticks and safety vests are available by pickup only at the following locations:

Future Forward Building
9717 Franklin Avenue
Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Syncrude Athletic Park Clubhouse
101 Cartier Road
Open every day, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

     

Please Note

  • Litter picking sticks and safety vests are the property of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
  • Litter picking sticks and safety vests will be signed out on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be returned to the Future Forward Building (9717 Franklin Avenue), or the Syncrude Athletic Park Clubhouse (101 Cartier Road) during the above mentioned hours within two weeks of your last scheduled cleanup event.
  • Group leaders agree to return all litter picking sticks and safety vests in the same condition that they are provided, beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Group leaders understand that there is no charge for the use of the litter picker sticks and safety vests, however in the event that they are not returned the group understands that there may be a $25 replacement fee per unit not returned.

Fee for Service

Fee for Service is calculated based on a rate of $250/km of roadway and $100/km of trail. Payment will be issued at the end of the program season, and after four cleanups have been completed and reported.

     
     

Public Recognition

Groups volunteering with the Adopt-A-Trail/Roadway program will be recognized on program signage located within the adopted area. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo reserves the right to refuse or revise acronyms of group names when preparing signage.

     

Guidelines

The main contact person will:

  • Act as the liaison between the group and the Program Co-ordinator
  • Be responsible for coordinating the group’s cleanup dates
  • Provide supervision on cleanup dates
  • Inform the Program Co-ordinator of any changes to contact information
  • Report filled bags of litter, hazardous items and areas of concern to the Program Co-ordinator
  • Review safety guidelines (provided in cleanup package) prior to each cleanup event
  • Arrange for pickup or delivery of cleanup supplies, including: litter-picking sticks, safety vests, bags, gloves, graffiti removal wipes and goggles
  • Arrange drop-off of litter-picking sticks and safety vests

Additional Safety Information

  • All youth (under age 18) must be accompanied and supervised by an adult
  • Stay clear of hazardous materials, construction sites and heavy traffic
  • Use provided safety supplies at all times. Additional equipment can be requested (e.g.: safety vests, litter-picking sticks, etc.)

Volunteer Waiver

I hereby waive any claim which I may have or might acquire against the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, its employees, agents, or contractors, as a result of any injury, loss or damage to any person or property, where that claim arises out of or is in any way connected with my participation in the Adopt-a-Trail/Roadway program. Furthermore, I agree to indemnify and save harmless the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo from and against all claims made or actions initiated against it, and all resulting losses, damages, expenses and liabilities, arising out of my participation in the Adopt-A-Trail/Roadway program.

 

Notice: The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The personal information will be used for contact information to provide schedules, supplies and letters of recognition. If you have any questions about the collection or use of this information contact the Community Strategies Coordinator, 9909 Franklin Avenue, T9H 2K4, or call 780-788-4349.