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iN PHOTOS: Here's what it takes to remove 6,000 pounds of garbage from the Okanagan backcountry

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The Okanagan Forest Task Force rounded up 70 to 80 volunteers last weekend to help tidy up a section of road in Lake Country's backcountry.

Founder Kane Blake said the group removed 5,000 to 6,000 pounds of trash. 

They also received a special recognition award from Conservation Officers during their cleanup along Beaver Lake Road, Oct. 17.

The award recognizes any organization that have performed an important service to the Conservation Officer Service and/or supported the service in its mandate, according to the service's website.

Residents can now report the exact location of trash in the backcountry by using the OFTF's new website.

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