Trash talkin': Kamloops Naturalist Club holding annual garbage cleanup

By Vanessa Ybarra
March 25, 2017 - 9:33am Updated: March 25, 2017 - 11:18am

KAMLOOPS — Grab a glove and have a good time.

That's the message from the Kamloops Naturalist Club who is holding its second annual garbage cleanup throughout the Dewdrop grasslands this Sunday.

"The idea is to raise awareness about the fact that it's a closed-area for motor vehicles and also to pick up the ton of garbage that people are still throwing out there," said Frank Ritcey, Provincial WildSafe Co-ordinator.

The project is a joint partnership between the Kamloops Naturalist Club, Kamloops 4X4 Club, Kamloops Fish and Game Club and numerous government agencies.

More than 140 people picked up trash last year, with the event featuring a lunch and group hike near Kamloops Lake afterward.

The cleanup runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, with volunteers asked to meet at the Dewdrop Plateau west of Red Lake Road. 

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