Bertrand Creek cleanup Saturday

Environmental enthusiasts are invited to bring their friends and join Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society on Saturday, Aug. 20

Environmental enthusiasts are invited to bring their friends and join Langley Environmental Partners Society and the Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. They will hop into hip waders and wade in the water to remove floating and embedded non-natural debris that has accumulated in Bertrand Creek, throughout the urban core of Aldergrove.

“This event is family friendly and all ages are invited to participate,” said Nichole Marples, LEPS executive director.

Participants will be able to wade into the creek and remove floating and embedded debris such as trash, shopping carts and wood, as well as walk on the stream banks and use litter pickers to remove accumulated rubbish, such as convenience store waste, she added.

LEPS will provide work gloves, chest waders, litter pickers and trash/recycling bags, and snacks for volunteers. Participants should wear rubber boots, and bear in mind that their clothing will get dirty. 

Participants should meet in the parking lot beside Extra Foods at the Aldergrove Centre mall on 272 Street, north of Fraser Highway. Look for the Think Salmon tent.

“This is a great opportunity to view this salmon-bearing creek from a whole new perspective, get a little dirty removing trash that has accumulated throughout the year, better your community, do a good deed, and have a lot of fun,” she said.

Cleaning up the creek prior to spawning season will help to welcome the salmon home to a trash-free habitat, she added.

The project is supported by Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program. Call 604-532-3511 or e-mail lazeez@tol.ca if you will take part.