They have dragged away a staggering 65 tonnes of garbage off the banks of the world-class Chilliwack-Vedder River system.
The Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Society has been dedicated to keeping the pristine area clean since 2002, and is going strong this summer.
The second river cleanup of the year is set to go with volunteers, groups and recreational users heading to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve on Saturday, July 23 for the hour-long registration starting at 8 a.m.
Since the weather has been so unstable organizers recommend that folks dress for rain with gum boots or waders being very helpful but not absolutely necessary. Gloves, pick-up tools and garbage bags will be
provided. Chilliwack’s Tim Hortons will also be supplying donuts, coffee and drinks as usual. The cleanup runs from 9 a.m to noon. More at www.cleanrivers.ca.
Directions and map are