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Big White Ski Resort donates $2,000 to stop illegal dumping

Kane Blake with the Okangan Forest Task Force holds a promotional cheque from Big White to indicate a $2,000 donation to the volunteer organization.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Okanagan Forest Task Force
July 24, 2020 - 10:18 AM

A volunteer forestry group aiming to rid the Central Okanagan woods of illegally dumped trash will have an easier time catching dumpers thanks to a donation.

Big White Ski Resort has donated $2,000 to the Okanagan Forest Task Force, which will be used to install cameras to catch illegal dumpers, according to a post by the group's founder Kane Blake on Facebook.

"With their donation and proud support we will be able to put many more cams in the bush and have more people fined. Huge thank you to Big White for their support and new friendship," Blake wrote.

The donation will be used to install cameras in the Central Okanagan.

The forest task force has been installing cameras in the bush using money from volunteer's own pockets thus far to catch illegal dumpers.

READ MORE: Hidden cameras in Okanagan forests lead to more than a dozen garbage dumping fines

Blake said in the last four years, the task force has removed 259,108 lbs. of illegally dumped trash.

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