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City of Penticton seeks volunteers as beach cleanup gets underway

City workers tackle clean up of the Peach Beach yesterday, June 15, 2017. The City of Penticton is looking for volunteers to help clean Marina Way Beach on June 21, 2017, between 10 a.m. and noon.
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June 16, 2017 - 2:30 PM

PENTICTON - The City of Penticton is cleaning up it’s lakefront as fast as receding waters will allow.

Crews have been cleaning up what parts of Okanagan Lake beach are currently not under water in an effort to restore the beaches for tourists and residents, according to a media release.

Crews are currently cleaning up a patch of beach in front of the Peach Concession and in front of the SS Sicamous.

Bladder dams and sandbags will remain in place while next efforts focus on Okanagan Lake Park beach.

Next week, the City plans to work on Marina Way Beach, inviting members of the community to join city crews between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.

Mayor Andrew Jakubeit says the support the City has received from the community has been “outstanding.”

“We’ve received many offers to help and we welcome some assistance with the cleanup,” he says in the release.

Those wishing to volunteer to help will need leather work gloves, closed toe shoes and a rake and shovel.

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