A big mess has been cleaned up in the hills behind Coldstream.
The Vernon ATV Club held its fourth annual cleanup on King Edward Road recently and a large amount of trash was collected from Highway 6 to King Edward Lake.
“The variety of garbage ranged from the usual black bags of household garbage and shotgun shell casings to the more unexpected items like a truck canopy and hot water tank,” said Clint Ingham, with the club.
“Some garbage is easily found in ditches but much was thrown down steep embankments requiring the use of winches to pull the garbage to the road for retrieval.”
Participants filled the 15-cubic-yard bin provided Silvercrest Waste Bin Rental and they sorted about 1,000 pounds of steel into the scrap salvage pile.
There were were also two garbage bags of shotgun shell casings (500-plus shells).
The club received assistance from the Kelowna and Salmon Arm ATV clubs, local residents, AB Contracting and Coldstream Ranch.