Shoreline Cleanup


We are thrilled with the annual Elk River Alliance cleanup results! Huge thank you to all volunteers who came out to make their ecosystem a little cleaner. And congratulations to the prize winners! We encourage everyone to sign up to our volunteer mailing list and/or to our volunteer Facebook page



About the 2020 Shoreline Cleanup

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


Project funded by donations and volunteers!

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  • Stephanie Hirn
    published this page in Current Projects 2021-03-26 08:49:51 -0600

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