Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Chilliwack Vedder River Clean Up Re-Cap

We had a fantastic day this past Sunday celebrating BC Rivers Day and the Chilliwack Vedder River Clean Up.  The sun was out and folks came from all over the lower mainland to pick up garbage.

Photo: Chris Gadsden
Chilliwack River Clean Up Society STATS

Total cleanups completed                 37
Total BC Rivers Day events              11
Volunteers taking part                        5238*
Volunteer hours                                   20952*
Tonnes of garbage                             76.75T.*

*not including our most recent numbers
Photo: Chris Gadsden
Volunteers were sent into 27 different areas from the lower Sumas River area to Slesse Creek in the upper river (regular area of coverage).  We had a record number of volunteers so we were also able to direct folks above our traditional area to Foley Lake and Creek, the Bench Road, and Middle Creek area which are, at times camping and therefore, messy areas.

A very special thanks to the Directors of the Chilliwack River Clean Up Society for the countless hours they put into the event and the passion in which they do it.  To all the companies that donate to our prize table - 
Kokatat Watersports WearNorth Water Paddlesports Equipment, Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak, Western Canoeing and KayakingNikki Rekman Sales, Jackson Kayak, Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre, Rona, McDonalds, Pedal Sport, Cheam Source for Sports,  Wild Birds Unlimited, Cascade Supply and Marine, Ministry Forestry and Range and more, MANY MANY THANKS!!!
Photo: Chris Gadsden
Please visit the websites of these generous companies and support them with your business.

To Frank and Evelyn Kwak for the awesome BBQ and the many others that go unnamed - THANK YOU!!!

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