Be a Part of the Solution

Our Mission

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

1435

volunteer hours contributed since 2018

457

bags of trash collected since 2018

$33,723

of grant money matched!

History

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.
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 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.

Programs

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.

Outreach

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.

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.

Presentations

We meet with school and civic groups to discuss litter and how they can help to create a cleaner Ogden.

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.

Board of Directors

Marie Hahn Cherie Malone Lyndsay Sorrentino Ben Pacheco Nestor Robles David Stuart