Chilliwack, BC – Christ Gadssen of the Chilliwack Vedder River Clean Up Society (CVRCS) and the Fraser Vallewy Salmon Society posted the numbers of lsat weekends clean up. A great job by the volunteers yet, it shows how little many care about river banks and disposing garbage.
Totals from yesterday’s cleanup, great job. by our volunteers.
150kg of garbage and 730kg of metal were collected yesterday.
In addition, the following items were separated for recycling but not weighed:
– Cardboard & other recyclables
– Deposit bottles
– Propane & gas tanks
Original Story – BC Clean Rivers Day was Sunday September 27. This is the tri-annual clean up organized by the Chilliwack Vedder River Clean Up Society (CVRCS).
The amount of garbage, let alone what is actually dumped on the side of the river and into the river is astonishing to say the least.
Organizer Chris Gadsden says over the year they have found everything from fish waste, to drug lab material– from tires to stoves!
We will be hosting our 15th World Rivers Day celebration in Chilliwack! This will also be our 45th river clean-up.
You are invited to join the celebration at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club House at 48685 Chilliwack Lake Road (near Chilliwack River Provincial Park and Chilliwack Roverfront Sanctuary B&B). Registration begins at 8:30am.
The river clean-up will take place from 9:30am to Noon, followed by a volunteer appreciation BBQ, entertainment and draw prizes.
Recap of April 2015 Cleanup
Our 44th cleanup was another very successful one, thanks to the 175 great volunteers that came out on a beautiful Valley day to make the Chilliwack Vedder River Watershed looking like it should.
Thanks again to all that took part, it is encouraging to see so many families with young people participating.
Also to the CVRCS directors that make it all happen, along with the City of Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, George Shaw from Chilliwack Tim Hortons (note: all the donuts etc. were eaten today George), Chilliwack Water Store, Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve for hosting us, and to Ed and Erma Prachau for the $100 donation today. Also speciall thanks to the Hobbs family for going all the way up to Foley Lake to do a cleanup in that area.