Help keep Cochrane beautiful this Saturday when the Cochrane Wide Clean Up event takes place.

On June 11th from anywhere in between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cochrane residents are encouraged to head out to any of the 14 different stations setup throughout the town (map located below) to pick up litter and help keep Cochrane clean.

All the necessary supplies will be located at the stations, bags gloves, and even snacks to have while you're helping to keep Cochrane clean.

After finished cleaning, please return the full bags to the designated stations and the parks department will retrieve them the following Monday.

Share photos of you and others cleaning up Cochrane to the Cochrane Wide Clean Up Facebook page to be entered for a chance to win some prizes.

Event organizer Marni Fedeyko says that the idea to begin hosting these came from wanting to get her own kids more active in the community. "I did quite a bit of volunteering, but you know, for a parent with young children, there's not a lot that they, actually are able to partake in and this, you know whether or not you're 2 or you're 92, everybody can head over and pick up some garbage".

Fedeyko also says it's a good opportunity for people to appreciate the community they get to call home. "It's just an opportunity perfect for families to get out there and I think start teaching their kids young about the importance that we all live here and beautification of our community is a responsibility of every one of us".