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.