Monday, April 8, 2013

Upcoming Event

Keeping it Natural

Gill Bar river cleanup and BBQ April 20

Released by file photo


ome out to help keep our river clean! This family-friendly event will feature a two-hour clean-up, free colouring books for children, and a free barbecue for volunteers.

Since 2008 Fraser Riverkeeper (FRK) and community partners in Chilliwack have cleaned 26.5 tonnes of garbage from the banks of the Fraser, preventing it from being carried into the river by high water during the spring freshet.

On April 20th FRK is again partnering with the City of Chilliwack, Woodtone Industries, Rotz Disposal, RBC, the Habitat Conservation Trust, and many other organizations and volunteers to help clean up habitat near Gill Bar, a popular recreational spot and salmon-spawning area.

For questions or further information, e-mail here or 604-786-0888

FRK is also working with several groups to seek solutions for ending illegal dumping in and near the Fraser River. To get involved in long-term solutions, send Lauren Hornor an email at the above address.

When: April 20, 2013, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Gill Bar, at the end of Gill Road
What: A two-hour garbage clean-up, followed by a community barbecue


Thanks to Rachel Drennan, Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, for forwarding Fraserriverkeeper's poster below. Watch the Voice for more on this later.




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