Theme 5: Natural and Built Environments

  • Don’t litter! When you’re enjoying our beautiful outdoors, remember to use the various garbage bins around town. If you’re going for a walk, consider bringing a garbage bag and picking up some of the trash you see along the way.
  • Take advantage of Hinton’s Community Garden. Growing your own food is good for the environment and for your wallet.
  • Clean up after your pets! The Town of Hinton has installed several bag stations around town to make it easier for you to keep our walkways clean.
  • Commute consciously! Hinton has a great local transit system, with extended hours, covered transit shelters, affordable prices, and additional stops to meet the transportation needs of Hinton residents. With transit, carpooling, and bicycling all as viable options, it’s not difficult to get around town and help the environment at the same time.
  • Take advantage of the great FREE facilities Hinton has to offer—the Hinton Mountain Bike Park, the Beaver Boardwalk, the Skateboard Park, the extensive trail system, and the Spray Park are all wonderful, free recreation opportunities in Hinton.
  • While you’re there, remember to treat them with respect so that they can continue to make our community better.
  • Use the extensive waste management facility that Hinton has right in town—it makes proper disposal of recyclables, organic material, and hazardous items simple.
Support one of these great organizations with your time or donations:
  1. Mary Reimer Park Board, which is involved in the management of Mary Reimer Park.
  2. West Athabasca Watershed Bioregional Society, a local group dedicated to creating sustainable communities.
  3. The Hinton Mountain Bike Association (HMBA)—if you’re a biker or a hiker, then HMBA makes your life better. They are responsible for a great deal of trail restoration and formation.