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Clean up planned for Carmi Road dump sites

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November 13, 2015 - 2:35 PM

PENTICTON  - A group of residents concerned about the state of Carmi Road are getting together this weekend to clean up.

Members of the South Okanagan Trail Alliance are meeting at the Garnet Fire Interpretive Centre at noon on Saturday, Nov. 14 to clean up roadside dumpsites along the Carmi- Beaverdell Road.

The South Okanagan Trail Alliance is a local trails club made up of several dozen South Okanagan valley hikers, cyclists and equestrians. The group builds and maintains recreation trails in conjunction with B.C. Parks.

The group works mainly on non-motorized trails but also stages back country dump site clean ups and tree planting events.

Saturday’s clean up is expected to last two hours. Participants are advised to bring gloves, water and snacks as efforts are being focussed on three dump spots along the Carmi Road. The group has also arranged for free access to the landfill for so the collected waste can be dealt with at the end of the day.

“If you’ve ever seen garbage in the bush and thought, ‘somebody should do something about that,’ here’s your chance to be that somebody,” South Okanagan Trail Alliance President Andrew Drouin says.

For more informationvisit the South Okanagan Trail Alliance website.

Members of the South Okanagan Trail Alliance are staging a clean up along Carmi Road on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to meet at the Garnet Fire Interpretive Centre at noon.
Members of the South Okanagan Trail Alliance are staging a clean up along Carmi Road on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to meet at the Garnet Fire Interpretive Centre at noon.
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To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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