A traditional shoreline cleanup was not possible in the face of Covid-19. Instead, groups in Covid ‘bubbles’ came out throughout the summer and fall to conduct their own ‘mini cleanups’. A total of 36 Elk Valley residents turned out to clear refuse from around the Elk River and its tributaries. A grand total of 18 bags of refuse were collected, along with 14 car batteries and large pieces of scrap metal that were embedded in a bank near Elkford and fallen into the river after high water eroded that part of the bank.
In 2021 we will be ready for Covid-19 restrictions and eager to get out and continue to remove garbage and invasive plants, either through mini cleanups or a regular event.
- Successful transition to Covid-19 'bubbles'
- 75 'official' Elk Valley residents plus unknown informal groups
- 18 bags of refuse
- 14 car batteries