First cleanup in 2013
250 volunteers took part in our first cleanup of 2013 on April 20th and a total of 4,370kg of garbage were collected from Chilliwack River. Below is a breakdown of garbage collected.
Chilliwack Fish & Game Club: Garbage bin = 1,210kg and metal bin = 150kg
Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve: Garbage bin = 2,800kg and metal bin = 210kg
See photographs of this cleanup on this page.
2012's cleanup results
Below are the results of our three cleanups in 2012.
|Cleanup date||Volunteers||Volunteer hours||Tonnage collected from Chilliwack||Tonnage collected from FVRD||Total tonnage|
Gwen O'Mahony's inaugural statement on CVRCS
Gwen O'Mahony was sworn in as MLA of Chilliwack-Hope in Victoria on Wednesday May 9th, 2012. Her maiden speech brought attention to Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society.
2010 World Rivers Day
The Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society held its 9th Annual BC Rivers Day celebration at the Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association club house.
About 240 volunteers participated in a major river bank cleanup from 9:30 – 12:30, a great BBQ, Blue Grass band entertainment, stewardship displays and lots of prizes.
Over 3.1 metic tonnes of garbage was removed from river bank areas. Our Directors are always amazed at the diligence of our volunteers and the type of garbage collected. This was our 30th River Cleanup since 2002 and some of our volunteers have attended every one of them. Amazing and what dedication to the welfare of this great recreational area!
Pictures of the 2010 event and other cleanups can be seen on our Media Archive section.
For more information, please go to our event schedule.
Mount Slesse Middle School clean-up
On March 1st, 2011, a couple of directors from the society spent several hours in the morning with students from Mount Slesse Middle School to cleanup a trail along the Chilliwack Vedder River.
Directors meet with City and Region District
On February 11th, 2011, directors from CVRCS met with the City of Chilliwack and Fraser Valley Regional District to finalize the group river cleanup dates for 2011.
2010's clean-up results
In 2010, 490 volunteers took part in three group cleanups and collected 3.8 tonnes of garbage in the Chilliwack Vedder River watershed between the Highway One Bridge and Chilliwack Salmon Hatchery.