Your participation in River Valley Conservation projects is an effective way to have a positive environmental impact and increase your connection to our community!

River Valley Conservation

The Nature Centre coordinates three primary conservation projects:

  1. Coulee Cleanup

  2. Shoreline Cleanup

  3. Invasive Weed Pulls

Before participating be sure to review and consider the safety information.

Please register so we can coordinate our collective efforts and recognize your volunteer effort. Even if you have already completed a litter cleanup, please register!

Certificates are available upon request. This is especially helpful for high school students looking for volunteer hours!

Select a Conservation Project

river valley cleanup volunteers in action

Our signature conservation program helps to preserve and protect natural areas in Lethbridge!

river valley conservation group in action near Oldman river

Take action wherever water meets land and help us understand the types of garbage affecting our shorelines!

invasive weed pull volunteers posing with bags on coulee top

Learn how to identify and remove invasive plant species from Lethbridge's natural areas!

Thank You River Valley Conservation Sponsors

Clean Shoreline Community designation crest

Did you know? The City of Lethbridge is a Clean Shoreline Community. We work with the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to engage more local volunteers. This helps to lessen our impact on the environment and keep it healthy.

Litter is a critical issue facing all Canada's waterways. It has negative impacts on the health and aesthetic of our environment. Litter has no place in our river valley!

You can do your part to keep our city clean. Register for a Coulee Cleanup or Shoreline Cleanup. Help pick up litter left behind in natural spaces!

River Valley Conservation Project Impact in 2023
Thank you to all participating volunteers!
Registered volunteers
Natural areas registered
Bags of garbage removed from natural areas
Bags per volunteer, down from 1.41 in 2009!

Looking for a Longer Volunteer Commitment?

If you want an opportunity to develop a diverse skillset, consider joining our Volunteer Naturalist Team!

Helping as a Volunteer Naturalist is a great way to get involved and make a difference. Volunteer Naturalists have a keen interest in the world around them and a love of sharing it with others.

Become part of a community of people inspired by nature!

The City of Lethbridge acknowledges that we are gathered on the lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian Plains and pays respect to the Blackfoot people past, present and future while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land. The City of Lethbridge is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.