Kokanee Creek Park Beach Clean-up 2021

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Kokanee Creek Park Beach Clean-up 2021

March 26 @ 10:00 am - March 27 @ 12:00 pm

Friends of Kootenay Lake is facilitating a beach cleanup at Kokanee Creek Park on March 26th and 27th from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM to remove garbage and polystyrene (Styrofoam) from the shoreline.

 

Join us for a spring clean-up at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park!

For this year’s clean-up, we will be taking advantage of the lower lake levels to make sure we clean as much beach as possible. Our target is the little and big pieces of styrofoam found in the sandy beaches around Kootenay Lake. You can read more about the impacts of styrofoam here. With your help we will be able to fill multiple buckets with this small but impactful plastic pollution.

In order to ensure that we are following provincial guidelines for outdoor gatherings we have limited each clean-up day to 8 volunteer spots. So register soon to hold your spot!

 

Register here!

 

Event Details:

 

To maximize the health and safety of our staff and volunteers, please:

  • do not attend if you are ill, display any symptoms of COVID-19, have travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days, have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 or have been in contact with anyone who has travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days. Please read through
  • do not carpool with anyone outside your household
  • bring a mask or facial covering that covers the nose and chin (disposable masks will be provided)

 

Where to park: Please note that Kokanee Creek Park is not open to the public yet. Therefore the gates leading to boat launch area will be closed. Volunteers will be given specific parking instructions via email upon registration.

What to bring:

  • weather appropriate clothing (hat, sunglasses, jacket, sweater, rain jacket, boots etc.),
  • water
  • gloves to protect your hands from broken glass or sharp objects
  • Buckets, rakes, shovels
  • Optional: soft pad to kneel on, sifter/colander and grabber.

 

Once you arrive at our booth you will need to sign-in and complete our COVID-19 Liability Waiver before commencing garbage removal activities.

BC Provincial Health Restrictions limit outdoor gatherings to 10 people, so please call in advance if you want to bring a plus one!

We are doing our best to ensure all guidelines are followed in order to continue doing this important work!

Questions?

Contact us at info@friendsofkootenaylake.ca

Big thank you to our funders!

Details

Start:
March 26 @ 10:00 am
End:
March 27 @ 12:00 pm