North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club “adopted” a section of BX Creek to clean up. (Photo contributed - Harold Sellers)

Vernon club cleans the stream

North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club participated in their first Adopt-a-Stream cleanup Sunday, April 14.

On Sunday, April 14, members of the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club “adopted” a section of BX Creek, near Walmart and Rona, at the north end of the City.

A crew of 13 club members, plus eleven adults and children from the NatureKids of BC program, spent two hours collecting trash and debris along the creek shoreline as well as in the adjacent parkland.

“In the end, a mound of trash-filled bags was collected and the area is now much cleaner and enjoyable, ready for the lush growth of vegetation that is now emerging for the Spring and Summer,” said Club president Harold Sellers. “In addition to taking action to help protect our natural spaces, the Club also provides many opportunities for enjoying nature.”

He said that anyone interested in joining the Club on its monthly nature walks or having youngsters interested in getting outside for some nature-based fun with NatureKids, should visit the North Okanagan Naturalists’ Club website at www.nonc.ca.

The club also wanted to issue a thank you to Jennifer Miles, the Adopt-a-Stream coordinator at Regional District of North Okanagan, for providing instructions and materials to assist in the cleanup. Those interested in “adopting their neighbourhood stream” can contact her at jmiles@rdno.ca.

Related: Vernon downtown rallies around spring cleanup

Related: Vernon’s Hidden Park neighbours come together for Adopt-a-Stream clean up

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