While they may be a small group, the neighbours of Hidden Park are doing great things for their community.
On Sunday, Sept. 9, they tackled their annual Adopt-a-Stream Clean Up.
Through this program, groups are asked to complete one or two clean-ups per year. Supplies, safety gear, and a sign recognizing their efforts are all provided to participants. In addition to the annual formal clean up, this group often takes time throughout the year to tidy the park and connect with each other to make their street safer.
“I am so pleased we can support these folks in their efforts to look after their neighbourhood stream through the RDNO Adopt-a-Stream Program,” said Jennifer Miles, Water Sustainability Coordinator, Regional District of North Okanagan. “Picking up litter is a simple act that is important for protecting our water quality”.
Of particular concern are small items such as cigarette butts, which are some of the most common litter items that can release harmful chemicals into our drinking water.
Citizen scientists are also welcome and encouraged to participate as well. If groups are interested in taking water quality measurements, the RDNO will provide the necessary training and equipment as well.
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