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Adopt-A-Trail or Adopt-A-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 and/or greenspaces must be between a half kilometre and three kilometres in length and located on municipal property. The Adopt-A-Trail/Adopt-A-Roadway Program requires a minimum commitment of four litter cleanup sessions between May and October.

Please note that the Adopt-A-Trail/Adopt-A-Roadway Program is volunteer based. For all volunteers/groups who successfully meet the criteria of the program a sign will be installed in the vicinity of the adopted area recognizing the volunteers/groups name. Each litter-pick must be reported to the Municipal Program Coordinator upon completion.

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Area of Adoption
Program Requirements
A minimum of four litter cleanups must be completed between May and October. All cleanups must be reported to the Municipal Program Coordinator. A Field Level Hazard Assessment (FLHA) must be completed and returned to the Municipal Program Coordinator after the completion of the first cleanup of the adopted area.

The program aims to maximize volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, and businesses to beautify and clean municipal trails and roadways. 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 new volunteer groups.

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Cleanup Supplies

Cleanup kits can include the following items: yellow garbage bags, clear recycling bags, disposable gloves, graffiti removal wipes, safety goggles, safety information, litter-picking sticks, and safety vests. Volunteers can assemble cleanup kits with the supplies they need for their groups at the Syncrude Clubhouse (101 Cartier Road) in Timberlea. Hours for kit assembly are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday, 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Please note that the building does close for one hour during this time frame and as such it is advised to call the Syncrude Clubhouse at 780-792-5529 before arriving. Litter-picking sticks and vests can be returned to the Syncrude Clubhouse during the same time frame, after all four cleanups are completed.

Please Note
  • Litter-picking sticks and safety vests are the property of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and are loaned to volunteers. There is a sign out/sign in sheet.
  • Litter-picking sticks and safety vests are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be returned at the end of the program for other groups to use.
  • Participants agree to return all litter-picking sticks and safety vests in the same condition that they are provided, beyond normal wear and tear.
  • Participants understand that there is no charge for the use of the litter-picking 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.
Public Recognition
Groups volunteering with the Adopt-A-Trail/Adopt-A-Roadway Program will be recognized on program signage located within the vicinity of the adopted area. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo reserves the right to refuse or revise acronyms of group names when preparing signage.
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Guidelines
The main contact person will:
  • Act as the liaison between the group and the Municipal Program Coordinator
  • Be responsible for coordinating the group's cleanup dates
  • Provide supervision on cleanup dates
  • Inform the Municipal Program Coordinator of any changes to contact information
  • Arrange for assembling cleanup supplies, which can include: litter-picking sticks, safety vests, bags, gloves, graffiti removal wipes, and goggles
  • Arrange drop-off of litter-picking sticks and safety vests
  • Report each cleanup (including filled bags of litter, hazardous items, large items that cannot be removed, and areas of concern) to the Municipal Program Coordinator by emailing beautification@rmwb.ca or calling 780-743-7966
  • Review safety guidelines prior to each cleanup event
  • A Field Level Hazard Assessment (FLHA) form must be completed and returned to the Municipal Program Coordinator after the completion of the

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/Adopt-A-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/Adopt-A-Roadway Program.

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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 Co-ordinator, 9909 Franklin Avenue, T9H 2K4, or call 780-743-7966.

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