Fishing bar cleanup planned

Hope Rod and Gun Club is hosting the event along the Fraser River Sept. 27

Hope Rod and Gun Club is looking for volunteers to help with a shoreline cleanup next weekend.

The goal is to remove debris left behind from Fraser River anglers this summer before the water rises again.

“All this stuff just washes down into the ocean eventually if you don’t clean it up,” said event organizer Robin Alexander. “There’s paper, fishing line, bottles, cans, and packaging from the fishing lures left around.”

Cleanup will target six fishing areas along the Fraser River: Little Bar, Landstrom Bar, two bars near Camp Hope, and sites near Highway 1 exit 153 and exit 170.

The club will provide garbage bags and gloves, but volunteers are asked to come prepared with good boots to walk on rocky areas, water to drink, food to eat and anything else needed for the day.

The group is meeting at McDonald’s on Sept. 27 at 9:30 p.m. before heading out. Maps of the local river areas will be provided.

For more information on the cleanup effort, contact Alexander at 604-869-9902.

Just Posted

Nail-biter win caps successful tournament for senior Mustangs

‘They were making junior mistakes — but that’s okay,’ says coach

Film club holds birthday bash for 75-year-old Hope Cinema

Hollywood starlet Judy Garland will grace the big screen in Hope on Dec. 19

Waterworks plan in final steps, says Hope District

Council approves borrowing of $1.8 million, upping water bills almost $50 a year

Petition for free menstrual products turned over to UFV president

Almost 1,300 signatures collected calling for all campus bathrooms to be stocked

New hiking trail to be built overlooking Hope

Waterfalls, rocky outcrops featured in new trail near Silver Creek

VIDEO: Success of wildlife corridors in Banff National Park has advocates wanting more

Demand for more highway protection escalated after seven elk were killed by a semi-trailer near Canmore

B.C. VIEWS: Hunger does not end with the season

Despite innovations in food distribution, the need is still there in B.C. communities

VIDEO: Giants edged out by Everett

Another case where Vancouver outshot an opponent, but couldn’t get past the other goalie

Sharks beat Canucks 4-2 to snap 6-game skid

Vancouver visits Vegas on Sunday

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

UPDATE: Highway 1 reopens after vehicle incident near Boston Bar

Initial reports of a jack-knifed semi truck had closed both directions of the highway

Most Read