Friday 21 October 2016

FYI Nikomekl clean-up


Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

DATE:  Sunday, October 30, 2016

TIME:  9:30 for organizers,  10:00 for volunteers

WHERE: 13800 block - 40th Avenue,  Surrey, B.C.
(Near 40th Ave. & 140th St.)

Hi Everyone, 
I am not sure If I can make this years clean-up but I have done so in the past. The work is not hard and you'll meet some of the nicest people ever. Here is the information if you decide to go. This from an email posted by Leona Breckenridge Oct 21/16

Please mark your calendars for our Sunday, October 30, 2016 Nicomekl cleanup which is just over a week away.  So far there does not appear to any large addition to the debris on the riverbank following recent storms but there is lots of garbage, styrofoam, etc. waiting to be picked up.    The October 21st edition of the Peace Arch News has a story on Page 3 about a yacht breaking lose at one of the marinas and causing a lot of damage.  It will be interesting to see what new and interesting things we find during our cleanup.

The cleanup is being held on only one day and the City of Surrey will be assisting by picking up anything that we are not able to remove.  All we have to do is get the items onto the dike.

We will not be doing a complete count of the items we find for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on the day of the cleanup.  This has been very difficult to do in the past, so this time we are going to document and count only the larger items at the cleanup site.  We will take all the small items home with us and have a garbage counting party in my garage on another day. 

The cleanup will be done rain or shine, but we're sure hoping for good weather.

Please register by contacting Leona Breckenridge if you plan to participate so that we can provide further cleanup information, access details, get the paperwork done, and organize cleanup teams.  

Contact Info:
Phone: 604-531-5632

Note:  This cleanup of the northern bank of the Nicomekl is possible because the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists are allowed access to the privately owned dike across farmland.  For this reason we need to control access and the cleanup is for adults only.

You are receiving this message because you have volunteered for previous Nicomekl riverbank cleanups or have expressed an interest in doing so.  If you do not wish to be contacted in the future please let me know.

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