Green Deer

Green Deer is Red Deer's annual city-wide spring cleanup program. Residents, groups and businesses take on the task of picking up litter and ensuring Red Deer is clean and green.

Leave it better than you found it
April 10 – June 11, 2017

Red Deerians don’t like litter. Most would never dream of littering, and an astounding number come forth each spring – individually, in groups, and as businesses – armed with pickers, gloves and bags, to clean up the trash and litter that have accumulated through the winter.

During the Green Deer campaign and throughout the year, the careless actions of a few are cancelled out by the energy and caring of the majority – the people who love Red Deer and take pride in the beauty of our community.

From April 10 to June 11, join neighbours, friends and coworkers in keeping Red Deer beautiful and healthy.

How to register

In person: Recreation Centre, Collicutt Centre or G.H. Dawe Centre
At the Green Deer Kick-off Barbeque: Monday, April 10, 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Parkland Mall Parking Lot
Call Recreation staff: 403-309-8411
Online: Course Code #TBA

Garbage bags are provided at the kick-off and from our facilities through out Green Deer. Garbage bags have been generously donated by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The importance of registering...

If you’re cleaning up your neighbourhood or favourite green space, please give us a call. People are encouraged to register so Green Deer organizers can distribute cleaning supplies, track the areas that have been cleaned and recognize volunteer work. Every group to register will automatically be entered into a draw to win a BBQ donated by Canadian Tire and a BBQ event hosted by KG Country & ZED 98.9.

Once you register, there are a variety of ways to get involved and have fun:

  • Challenge another group to see who can gather the most trash
  • Register to pick up litter in your own neighbourhood or one of your favourite park areas
  • Sponsor a friendly competition among those in your group and offer a prize
  • Garbage pile pick-up available

If you have collected large amounts of garbage, please notify Community Facilitator Suzanne Jubb at 403-309-8409 and she will arrange to have your pile picked up. You can also put the Green Deer garbage bags with your own garbage. You will not be charged for additional garbage.

Benefits of taking part in Green Deer...

Green Deer supports community gathering, active living, environmental issues and socially responsible behaviour.

Other Green Deer Events

These events are sponsored by NOVA Chemicals, Trout Unlimited Canada, and The City of Red Deer: