The Fort Saskatchewan Trail Alliance is looking for volunteers to help them tidy up trails near the river.

The trail clean-up takes place on Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the boat launch parking lot.

Volunteers will be picking up garbage, raking leaves, moving brush, and creating clear sight lines.

Bags and gloves will be provided alongside other tools, but the trail alliance is encouraging volunteers to bring rakes, hedge trimmers, and weed whackers.

All volunteers are recommended to bring sturdy footwear, gloves, and eye protection as well. 

The trail alliance does clean-ups all year round, with most of them taking place in the spring and fall.

"The majority of trail work obviously happens post-snow and pre-snow, so we're trying to get it ready for the winter and trying to clean it up from winter, and between that, we're just doing that basic maintenance," said Amber Grant, a board member with the trail alliance.

Their last fall clean-up had 28 volunteers, one of their highest turnouts so far.

People interested in volunteering can RSVP on their event page here