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Walking In Her Footsteps 2019 Ganatchio Trail Cleanup Honouring Anne Widholm

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ganatchio Trail Cleanup Honouring Anne Widholm, Walking In Her Footsteps

The second annual Walking In Her Footsteps, Ganatchio Trail community clean up in honour of Anne Widholm takes place on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The event is hosted by W.E. Put the WIN in Windsor-Essex and Eyes on Windsor with the support of The City of Windsor’s “Clean Sweep Initiative,” Essex Region Conservation Authority, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and local Riverside businesses.

The community is invited to come out and help keep the Ganatchio Trail clean by participating in this event.

The event is being held in honour of Anne Widholm who walked the trail daily picking up trash along her way to keep it clean. Anne, at 75 years old was the victim of an unprovoked attack back in the fall of 2017. She was left unconscious in hospital until she passed away this past December of 2018.

Participants will pick up trash from the trail in her name, just as Anne had every morning for many years.

Come as an individual or group/team and enjoy walking in the footstep of a wonderful community member, passionate about keeping our trails clean.

If your company, organization or group would like to register as a group, please email wininwindsoryqg@gmail.com to ensure enough supplies for your group.

Come out and help give our trail a good spring cleaning during Volunteer Week, in preparation for the annual Earth Day Community Tree Planting along the Ganatchio Trail.

Participants will meet at the Ganatchio Trail Little River Road parking lot near “suicide hill” just before 9am. At that time instructions and safety rules will be given out along with supplies including garbage bags, gloves, water, wet wipes and a granola bar.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring any tools they feel may be needed such as shovels, tongs, rope with hooks etc. The goal is to clean up all the trash from the main and sub trails and along the banks of the ditch, river and ponds.

Groups are encouraged to wear team shirts, especially if you are a company team. Please wear comfortable running shoes and clothes you won’t mind getting dirty, a hat, sunglasses and sunblock.

Parking is available at the base of the hill in Little River and the Little River Park on a first come basis. Parking is also available along side streets, please be aware of parking restrictions.

This clean up is being hosted by W.E. Put the WIN in Windsor-Essex and Eyes on Windsor with the support of Essex Region Conservation Authority, The City of Windsor, Detroit River Canadian Cleanup, and local Riverside businesses. The clean up is made possible thanks to the City of Windsor’s “Clean Sweep Initiative.”

Last year nearly 200 participants took nearly 200 bags of garbage off the trail between McHugh and Riverside Drive, in addition to a stove, metal fencing, tires, bikes and more.

Please note that in an attempt to maximize the impact this event has on our community and environment, we will also be collecting canned good donations from anyone who would like to donate to the local food banks.

For the latest information and updates please visit the Walking In Her Footsteps Facebook Event Pagee.



April 13
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Ganatchio Trail | Little River Road Parking Lot
9400 Little River Rd.
Windsor, Ontario N8S 4J8 Canada
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