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Group dedicated to cleaning up the Central Okanagan bush launches website

Image Credit: Okanagan Forest Task Force
December 06, 2016 - 2:42 PM

KELOWNA - Community support means the Okanagan Forest Task Force is making a digital splash.

The community organization is launching a website with photos and videos along with an app to support their efforts to cleanup the trash in the bush in the Central Okanagan.

The creation of a website is partly due to the Kelowna organization's success since starting, spokesperson Kane Blake says in a media release.

“In our first four months of existence we have managed to remove over 26,000 lbs. of garbage and pulled out more thatn 25,000 lbs. of scrap metal,” Blake says. “That is an amazing 51,928 pounds of waste that was illegally dumped in the forests around our city.”

Blake hopes the new website will make the public more aware of what he calls the troubling size of the illegal backwoods dumping problem.

The Forest Task Force has been able to grow quickly thanks to all the community support and volunteer participation, according to the release.

You can check out the Okanagan Forest Task Force website here.

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