Vedder River Festival, September 26th 2004
Vedder River Festival
[u]Sunday September 26th 2004
9:30am - 2:00pm</u>
The third annual Vedder River Festival will take place at the newly built Fraser Valley Regional District's Thompson Park. The event will feature our group river cleanup, the official opening of Thompson Park by FVRD, various entertainment and a complimentary BBQ (salmon and hot dogs) for volunteers. Thompson Park will be a magnificent nature park once complete. The park will include an educational kiosk where visitors can obtain information on Chilliwack River.
We will also be announcing our new partnership with FVRD. The partnership will include the launch of our Adopt-a-River program between the Vedder River Crossing and Chilliwack River Salmon Hatchery.
Vedder River Festival is a celebration for those who regularly utilize this magnificent river on BC Rivers Day. Your attendance is important to the Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Coalition is important. Without the volunteers' help, this river will continue to be degraded by irresponsible users and unlawful citizens.
8:30am - 9:30am: Kids tree planting at Thompson Park
9:30am - 10:00am: Registration for river cleanup
10:00am - 10:30am: Official opening of Thompson Park
10:30am - 12:30pm: River cleanup
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Free volunteer salmon BBQ, draw prizes and festival
[u]Where is Thompson Park?</u>
Thompson Park is located on the mid section of Vedder River near the Chilliwack Fish and Games Club (48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd).
[u]What do you need to bring?</u>
A pair of plastic or working gloves can be handy. We will have limited number of gloves for use at signup. Garbage bags will be provided. Dress wisely, which means waterproof boots or waders and rain gear maybe needed if weather is bad.
As a way to show our thanks to your effort, there will be many draw prizes at the end of the cleanup during the BBQ. Biggest prize that many of you maybe interested is Bent Rod's full day guided fishing trip in the Fraser. A list of prizes will be posted soon.
The Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Coalition is working hard to ensure that this river remains clean for future generations, and at the same time we do not lose river access due to a few irresponsible users. We want to eliminate these sights:
The above photos were taken around Tamihi area at our last river cleanup in July.
Just to give you a bit more information about our group. CVRCC was formed just a bit over two years ago when a small group of anglers recognized the growing garbage problem in the Chilliwack River watershed. We started by conducting quarterly river cleanups. Our first cleanup had 20 people out. Today, our regular cleanups attract around 80 people each time! We want to tackle this problem by working closely with the regional district, city, local residents and recreational users such as yourself. I think many of us are taking our precious natural resource for granted and we have a tendency to forget how easy this can all be lost.
Our Adopt-a-River program was originally launched a year ago. The idea is to form a stewardship between the people and the river. The river is divided into sections. These sections are then adopted and taken care by the adopters. There isn't an adopting fee, just good spirit.
For more information, check out http://fishingwithrod.com/cleanriver/index.html or email us at email@example.com
Please post a reply if you decide to attend. We look forward to see you on September 26th.
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We are now one week until the event! Look forward to see you all.
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