Since February 2002, group clean-up events have been organized with great results. During these events, volunteers meet up at a given location and time, and spend up to four hours cleaning their assigned section of the river. CVRCS organizes three official group clean-ups each year and there are also smaller group clean-ups being hosted by community groups and schools at times. Please see 2013's clean-up dates in our event schedule.
Adopt-a-River is designed to improve the state of Chilliwack Vedder River, by combining river stewardship and community effort. The idea is inspired by the successful Adopt-a-Highway program that has kept many roadways clean in North America. CVRCS has broken Chilliwack Vedder River into many small segments (1 to 2km long) that can be adopted by the general public.
It enables civic clubs, individuals, garden clubs, businesses, churches and other organizations to maintain them. Volunteers perform litter pick-up approximately three times per year. This program helps to reduce the cost of clean-ups and allows more freedom for the Chilliwack Public Works crew and FVRD staff to do jobs that can't be done by volunteers.
- City of Chilliwack Area - Currently 16 designated sections between Highway One Bridge and Vedder Crossing have been adopted
|Highway One bridge, north along dyke road, including the "log dump area"||Chilliwack Society for Community Living|
|2||Highway One bridge, south to Keith Wilson Bridge, including the road on dyke and road along side dyke||
Fraser Valley Salmon Society
|3||Keith Wilson Road bridge, south to the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve||Chance Alternate School|
|4A||From Hooge's gate to BC Hydro bridge||1st Fairfield Scouts|
|4B||West from Hooge's yellow gate along Rotary Trail to R.R. bridge, including Hooge's parking lot||Allan Family|
|5||Peach Road, west along Rotary Trail to Lickman Road, including Peach Road parking lot||Fleming Family|
|5A||Peach Creek from Lickman Road to the foot bridge upstream of Hoogies.||Lions Club|
|6||Vedder Road, west along Rotary Trail to Peach Roa, including Vedder Road parking lot||Anderson/See Family|
|7||Vedder Road, on south side of river to Vedder Mountain Road to rock memorial (approximately 1.5km), including several pull off areas ie. abutment hole quarry and wing dam hole||Steavie's Green Group|
|8||Giesbrecht Road, east along dyke to old gravel pit area, including parking area at Vedder River Campground||Syer Family|
|9||Giesbrecht Road, west along dyke to Bergman Road, including Brown Road parking area and trail along the river from campground to gravel pit at Bergman Road||Gresham family|
|10||Bergman Road from dyke into gravel pit area and west along dyke to just east of railway bridge, also end of Lumsden Road near railway bridge||Huber Wood Family|
|11||Wilson Road, west along dyke to corner of exit onto No. 3 Road||
|12||No. 3 Road corner, north on dyke to Keith Wilson Bridge||Just Ink Services|
|13||Keith Wilson Bridge, north to Hwy One, including top of dyke and road to west and along bottom of dyke.||Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC|
|14||Highway One Bridge to confluence of Vedder Canal and Sumas River|
|Vedder Bridge to City Limits sign||Purple Hayes School of Kayaking|
- Fraser Valley Regional District Area - 9 designated sections between the Vedder Crossing and Chilliwack Salmon Hatchery have been adopted
|16||City limits sign to On the Way Store||
|17||On the Way Store to Wilson Road||Chilliwack River Ratepayers Association|
|18||Wilson Road east to Edwards Road||Harrison Hikers/Trekkers|
|19||Thompson Park area||FVRD|
|20||Slesse Creek Road (Boulder Hole) to Tamahi Bridge||Fraser Valley Conservancy|
|21||Tamahi rapids (kayaking area) to base of hill||Chilliwack Centre of Excellence|
|22||Allison Canyon to washout||Clegg Family and Friends of Allison Pools|
|23||Washout to Thurston Camp|
|24A||Thurston Meadows to Bordon Creek|
|24B||Bordon Creek to below raft put-in||Vancouver Kayakers|
|25||Raft put-in area to Slesse Creek (hatchery)||
Pacific Developmental Pathways Ltd.
|26||Backside of river from Tamahi Creek bridge to gate||Chilliwack Fish and Game Protective Association|
If your group is interested in participating in this program, please contact us.