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Safari Club competition aims to get people outdoors and cleaning up

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May 07, 2020 - 5:30 PM

From beer cans to shotgun cartridges, a B.C. Interior organization is launching a competition in an effort to clean-up the region's forest service roads.

The B.C. Interior Chapter of Safari Club International has announced its first-ever Clean-up for Wildlife contest, which encourages families to get outdoors during these times of self-isolation and clean-up the environment.

The contest runs from May 16 to 31 and is open everybody. All people need to do is pick a forest service road and start collecting garbage. Take photos of the clean-up and submit them to win.

"We are very proud to be conducting this contest as it is a way to not only clean-up our backcountry but also allows families to get outdoors during these tough times while coping with the COVID-19 pandemic," Interior B.C. Safari Club International president Robin Unrau said in a media release.

"I am hoping to see this become an annual event with the intention of starting small and growing it into a larger scale clean-up. We have a huge density of Forest Service Roads in B.C, so the opportunity to collect garbage and give back to our environment is the main goal for us,” Safari Club committee chair Ted Bocking said in the release.

The grand prize is a custom fire pit ring valued at $450.

For more information and to enter the competition go here.

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