See also the notice under Events.
The Kamloops Naturalist Club will be holding its annual cleanup of the Dewdrop Flats area on Sunday, May 12. We will be meeting on the Dewdrop flats, 3.5 km in on the Frederick Road. To get there, take Tranquille Road past Cinnamon Ridge and turn right onto the Tranquille-Criss Creek Road. Cross the tracks and stay on the road for 4.3 km and turn left onto the Frederick Road at the hairpin turn. Continue straight along the road for another 3.5 km and you will see all the vehicles parked there.
The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. for registration and assignment to designated areas. Water, juice, and snacks will be available.
Bring a pair of work gloves, sturdy shoes (there’s lots of broken glass to contend with), and dress appropriately for the weather. Other items you might bring include 5-gallon buckets, rakes, wheelbarrows, flat shovels, tarps for securing your load, and travel mugs. You might bring a small plastic bag to collect recyclable cans and bottles to donate to the KNC coffers. Bring a friend! No dogs please.
Don’t forget to check your body and clothing for ticks after you get home.
If you are able to supply a truck for taking garbage to the city landfill on Mission Flats, please let me (email@example.com) or Mandy Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) know as the city would like to know how many trucks to expect. We will supply the drivers with a copy of the tipping fee waiver form.
Here are the directions from the city:Please have your clean up crew take the first left turn when they enter the landfill, into the Diversion Area, where the attendant there will screen the load and take out any recyclables. A quick summary can be found below of what is considered a recyclable:
- Electronics/Small Appliances (basically anything with a cord)
- Lights and Light Fixtures
- Propane tanks
- Mixed Recycling
- MetalWe also separate wood and concrete at the landfill to re-use these materials. They can be separated at the landfill, however if you can, load these materials separately when you do your clean up for ease of dumping.