The annual cleanup of the upper Cowichan River saw volunteers active on, under, and alongside the water on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Lake Cowichan.
There was less to pick up this year. In fact, every year, the amount of garbage seems to decrease: a tribute to the efforts of the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society and other enthusiasts.
Lots of folks came out to help, including a group from Cowichan Search & Rescue, and a number of divers and snorkelers, who worked in connection with a variety of watercraft. After the event, there were plenty of comments on Facebook, praising the hard work, such as “The CLRSS is a great group of local citizens. They ‘Walk the Talk’!”, “Awesome Job”.
A cleanup of the lower river is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 26, headquartered at the Siem Lelum complex in Duncan.