Clean Up Dry Creek 12-3PM Sunday (For Earth Day!)

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Chris Alemany

Apr 15, 2024, 5:24:35 PMApr 15
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Hi all! 

In celebration of Earth Day we’re going to have a cleanup party/work bee along Dry Creek! 

Last year we had 8 people walking along Ship Creek road and we were able to haul away a very substantial amount of garbage along a large portion of the road (even in the rain!) after only a couple hours. I am sure we can make a big difference for the Salmon Fry we saw swimming in Dry Creek and the area in the ravine and stream.

TIME: 12PM - 3PM SUNDAY APRIL 21 (Facebook Event:


CLEANUP PLAN:  Depending on the number of people, resources, and everyone's abilities/desires we may split into two or more “teams” to tackle different sections of the creek… or we might just all start from a spot and see how far we can go!

There are three general sections: 
- Upper Dry Creek above 10th Avenue.
- Dry Creek Park from The Quadrant to 10th.
- Lower Dry Creek from The Quadrant to the Harbour.

- Please bring as many very large black or blue plastic bags as you can.
- Wear good (preferably leather garden) gloves.
- A long “Grabber” is useful to avoid bending! 
- Recycling generally is minimal as everything is so dirty but there might be some separation of refundable bottles/cans etc.
- Wear good hiking shoes or rubber boots, long sleeve shirts and pants.  We might be in the creek and/or moving through damp bush! The current forecast is cloudy but relatively dry.
- A bright vest and/or whistle would be beneficial so we don’t lose anyone!

DISPOSAL PLAN:  I will be bringing my utility trailer and we can fill it as much as we can. If you have a truck or vehicle capable of taking garbage bags away that’d be great! I have contacted the City and they’re aware of our plans. I did not make any arrangements with them specifically but if someone thinks we might benefit from more direct support just let me know and I can ask. Generally the Landfill/ACRD allows us to take stuff there free of charge but we may also just need to bring it ourselves. The fees are pretty minimal.

Hope to see you there on Sunday!

Happy upcoming Earth Day!

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