The Helen Schuler Nature Centre has organized 30 coulee cleanups since 2014. They say one of their biggest concerns over the years has been discarded cigarette butts.
"We recognize that cigarette butts represent the largest item by quantity. This is a terrible reality for the wildlife that live in our river valley and certainly poses a great safety concern for our city," says Curtis Goodman, Resource Development Coordinator at the Centre.
The Nature Centre has joined forces with Ocean Wise and the World Wildlife Federation Canada to raise awareness for World Environment Day.