A Fort Saskatchewan girl is doing her part to make sure the city stays clean. 

8-year-old Mila Frey recently took it upon herself to create the Fort Saskatchewan Earth Keepers club, a child-led group that gathers every week to help clean up trash in the city. 

"I've just been seeing a lot of garbage on this earth, and I'm sure the Earth doesn't like that," said Frey.  "Ever since I was a little girl, I have been picking up garbage every spring." 

Frey's passion to see a cleaner community stems from walking and driving around the city with her family, where she noticed lots of trash that needed to be cleaned up. 

"There is still a lot of garbage out by playgrounds and stuff," said Frey. "So I was telling my mom that we should clean up garbage more."

"Every day should be Earth Day, not just once every year." 

The club had its first-ever meeting on Sunday (Apr. 23) where about 10 kids gathered at Andy's playground to clean up trash. 

"We got a whole bunch of people, but some people couldn't make it," said Frey. "We will probably have more people next time." 

Frey and her mother plan on keeping the community up to date by posting on Fort Sask Informed, a local community Facebook page. 

Though they did say that the club plans on meeting up on Saturday (Apr. 29) at Wingate Way at about 10 a.m. to do another cleaning. 

"I am very proud of the kids that showed up," said Mandie Frey, Mila's mom. "We hope to see more people out this Saturday. 

The long-term goal is pretty simple for Mila. 

"[We want to] clean up more garbage!" 

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