Promote the sport of pliking. Create cleaner communities. Help the planet.
“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
of grant money matched!
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 almost $23,283 worth of volunteer hours to Ogden City and picked up more than 372 large bags of trash. We have expanded our activities to include litter prevention through education.
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 like Peanut, the red-eared slider turtle who later became an information advocate. 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.
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 manage a website and Facebook page dedicated to litter education.
We partner with local businesses and organizations for events, such as a school poster contest, OneMoreSunday volunteer event and our new Pliking 27 Challenge.
We promote use of the Ogden Trail Reporting website, where residents can report litter, graffiti, trail damage and other issues. The website is also used for reporting volunteer hours, which assist Ogden City in applying for grants.
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.
We meet with school and civic groups to discuss litter and how they can help to create a cleaner Ogden.
Why Pliking Matters
Marie Hahn Cherie Malone Lyndsay Sorrentino Ben Pacheco Nestor Robles David Stuart