A Fort Saskatchewan resident has started a new street cleaning initiative, plogging.
Judy Pitt saw a social media post about plogging and looked further into it. It is an environmentally friendly way for people to walk or jog and pick up garbage along the way.
“I didn’t know anything about it but I found out I’ve been doing these practices already,” said explained. “It’s basically derived from a Swedish term called 'plucka-upp' where they exercise and pick up garbage.”
As of Friday (Apr.27), Pitt had launched her own Facebook page for residents to get involved in the initiative.
“This is my first day and I’m hoping to get the word out and encourage people to take a bag with you, go to your neighbourhood and it won’t be long until it’s cleaned up,” said Pitt.
Pitt noted the City of Fort Saskatchewan donated bags for her initiative and those wanting to take part can contact her via her page.
This is just one resident's attempt to make “this town a little prettier.”