Build clean, healthy and strong communities through promoting the sport of Pliking: Picking up Litter while hIKING or bIKING. Our programs include litter cleanup groups and events, educational booths, contests and presentations.
“Each of us makes a difference in the world every single day.
When I pick up trash while out enjoying nature, I feel good that I am
contributing to a positive experience for those who hike after me.”Marie Hahn, Director Pliking Club of Ogden
volunteer hours contributed since 2018
bags of trash collected since 2018
amount of enthusiasm for pliking
Pliking Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation located in Ogden, Utah. We started in 2018 as a small Meetup group, meeting 1-3 times a month to pick up trash on local trails. Since that time, we have contributed more than $30,000 worth of volunteer hours to Ogden City and picked up more than a thousand large bags of trash. We have expanded our activities to include litter prevention through education.
Pliking is an adaption of Plogging, which started in Sweden and became a worldwide movement. Plalking, or picking up litter while walking, has also joined the movement.
Call to action
Litter is creating a huge, negative impact on our planet. Toxic chemicals can leak out of the debris and into our air, soil, and water. Trash gets caught on wildlife, affecting their growth. Household pets are also at risk.
Litter on our highways causes 25,000 traffic accidents in the United States each year, some of them fatal.
We want to be a part of the solution, and we hope you do too. It’s not hard to get involved. Join us during our next meet up, or find or create a group near you.
Pliking Club of Ogden
We conduct year-round cleanup events in the Ogden area, which include picking up litter, pruning and graffiti removal. We also assist other cleanup groups with their events.
Litter Awareness Booths and Surveys
We host booths at trailheads and special events, which offer litter education and cleanup supplies. We are also conducting an Ogden City Litter Survey to learn more about how to best reduce local litter.
We meet with school and civic groups to discuss litter and how they can help to create a cleaner Ogden.
We partner with local businesses and organizations for events,
We promote use of the Ogden Trail Reporting website, where residents can report litter, graffiti, trail damage and other issues.
Why Pliking Matters
- City Parks and Rec Depts. have limited resources and rely on volunteer efforts to help keep parks, trails and streets clean.
- Often people in our communities feel disconnected and alone. Pliking with a group creates strong social connections.
- Pliking increases flexibility, balance and general fitness, as well as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Marie Hahn Cherie Malone Lyndsay Sorrentino Ben Pacheco David Stuart