River cleanup set for this weekend

The Chilliwack Vedder/River Cleanup Society is calling on volunteers for another round of cleaning up the river this Saturday.

Although 250 volunteers spent a day cleaning up the Chilliwack/Vedder River in April, the shorelines are again full of rubbish after hundreds of people have flocked to them during the recent sunny weekends.

The Chilliwack Vedder/River Cleanup Society is calling on all residents to come out this Saturday and do their part to keep the Chilliwack/Vedder River a welcoming place for families to play.

A record number of volunteers collected 4,370 kg of garbage off the shores a few months ago. The CVRCS has held nearly 40 community cleanups along the river in the last decade, bringing together over 5,000 volunteers to remove 79 tonnes of garbage.

Volunteers meet this Saturday, July 20, at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (5200 Sumas Prairie Road) to sign in between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Cleanup will finish at noon. The society will provide garbage bags, rubber gloves and pick-up tools. Donuts, muffins, coffee and juice will be available courtesy of Tim Hortons. CVRCS requests that volunteers bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

Just Posted

Chilliwack man feeling helpless about puppy stolen while at church

Evidence of neighbour trespassing and accusing him of dog neglect not enough for RCMP

UPDATE: Missing Chilliwack man has been found

Chilliwack RCMP is thanking the public for keeping an eye out

UPDATED: Chilliwack councillor’s expenses being sent to the RCMP

Decision to have expenses audited and shared with RCMP taken at special meeting of council

Risk of thunderstorm this afternoon for Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland

A special weather statement calls for heavy rain and wind over the next 48 hours

Update: Search called off for missing plane between Edmonton and Chilliwack

Search efforts were concentrated along the Highway 5 corridor between Valemount and Kamloops

VIDEO: Neighbours fear impact of B.C. tent city residents

Greater Victoria residents opposed to campers voice concerns at provincial campground

B.C. premier apologizes for removal of 1950s totem pole at Canada-U.S. border

First Nations say pole was raised at Peace Arch but removed to make way for tourism centre

Tornado touches down in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que.

Environment Canada says cars and homes have been damaged by severe thunderstorms and high wind gusts

An unexpected sight: Bear spotted eating another bear in central B.C.

Cheslatta Carrier Nation Chief finds bear eating another bear’s carcass

Free vet clinic caters to pets of homeless, low income people

The first such clinic in Langley will take place later this month.

RCMP confirm death of missing BC teen Jessica Patrick

No details on cause were given. Case is under criminal investigation and police are asking for tips.

Extradition hearing set for Lower Mainland developer accused of fraud

Mark Chandler will go before the B.C. Court of Appeals early next year.

CUTENESS OVERLOAD: 2 sea otters hold hands at the Vancouver Aquarium

Holding hands is a common – and adorable – way for otters to stay safe in the water

B.C. teen with autism a talented guitarist

Farley Mifsud is gaining fans with every performance

Most Read