What we're about

This group combines hiking, fitness, cleaning up the environment and socializing. Pliking is a term adapted from the word "Plogging," which is a Swedish fitness activity that combines picking up litter and jogging. Pliking is a great way to improve the environment while enjoying the outdoors, as well as building strength, balance and flexibility. It is very satisfying because when we leave an area litter-free, people are less likely to continue to litter. We will meet at different trail heads and parks to pick up litter and go for a hike. Pruning and graffiti removal are sometimes included. All ages welcome!!

As a club, we have adopted 29th St Trailhead and also are initiating an Anti-Litter Campaign for Ogden, which will include booths at trail heads and special events.

Since we began in September of 2018, club members have volunteered a total of 382 hours (valued at $23.50/hour for grant applications), cleaned 30 miles of trails and 7 parks, and picked up more than 194 large bags of trash. (Sept. 29, 2019)

"To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people's trash." --Bill Nye


Events will be held monthly, usually but not always on the second Saturday of the month, with occasional events on a Thursday at 6:00 pm. From April to October, we will meet on Saturdays 8 to 10 am, and from November to March we will meet on Saturdays 9 to 11 am. Events may be cancelled or moved due to weather or scheduling needs.

Other events may be scheduled, and members are invited to contribute by suggesting ideas or hosting an event.

We primarily focus on the Ogden area, but will have occasional projects in the surrounding area, up to a 10-mile radius.

We coordinate efforts with Ogden Trails Network. They provide bags and input concerning which trails need attention. They receive credit for our volunteer hours, which assists when applying for grants.

We are separate from Weber Pathways; however, we are supportive of their efforts. We work to schedule around their events and to advertise them.

A member must attend at least one event every six months to keep their membership active.

All tools and supplies are provided by the club. The group is financially self-supported, but if offered, we will accept donations for supplies.

Upcoming events (3)

Anti Litter Booth at 29th St Trailhead, prune and cleanup

29th Street Trailhead

Ogden Trails Network has given us permission to initiate an Anti Litter Campaign and this will be our first event. I am hoping that next season we can set up at different trailheads, as well as some city events. Depending on how many people sign up, we can take turns manning the booth and walking/cleaning the trail, which we have officially adopted. We will also prune the south end of Gib's loop, which begins at this trailhead. At the booth, we will display educational materials and hand out surveys on littering attitudes; respondents will receive their choice of either a trash grabber or a pair of gloves, along with a garbage bag. The survey answers will assist in planning future anti-litter strategies, as well as encourage public awareness and personal responsibility. I am open to suggestions and assistance. I think this will be a fun and helpful addition to our regular Pliking events!

Cleanup of Weber River Parkway trail from Parker Trailhead

We will be cleaning this beautiful section of trail which is adjacent to the Weber River. The trail is paved and mostly level, except for the Kingfisher Wetlands section, which is dirt and hilly. Winter events are dependent on weather. We don't mind a little snow, but if the trash is buried beneath several inches, the event will be postponed. Grabbers, gloves, trash bags and treats provided

Planning Breakfast at Village Inn

Village Inn

We will meet for breakfast and to discuss plans for 2020. We look forward to socializing and sharing ideas!

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