RBC Blue Water Recognition and Cleanup in Bedford July 3rd, 2012
A great big thank you to RBC Bedford Branch, who for over 3 years has adopted a section of the Sackville River (1,000 meters) and keeps it clean.
Walter N. Regan presents to the Bedford Branch a certificate of Appreciation for their efforts over the last 3 years.
Put on your wetsuits and come out on Saturday, June 23rd for a weekend cleanup in Bedford at the Fish Hatchery Park, located at the end of the Fort Sackville Walkway. Cleanup starts at 9:30am and goes until 11:30am. A BBQ will be supplied by councillor Tim Outhit to feed all those hungry appetites!
The Fishway had some spring cleaning done to it last weekend on April 21 2012.
A special thanks to all the volunteers who came out Saturday morning, including Katimavik! It was very appreciated, and quite a speedy clean up!
The Sackville River is considered an Urban River as part of it runs through heavily populated areas of Sackville and Bedford. As a result of the surrounding urbanization, the river often collects garbage and debris due to careless disposal practices. Each year, hundreds of bags of garbage are collected from urbanized areas of the Sackville River. Small waste and debris such as food wrappers, paper cups, Styrofoam, etc, is bothersome to aquatic ecosystems because it builds up along the shoreline, and can even be consumed by fish, choking or suffocating them.
Happy and satisfied Boy Scouts after a clean-up on the Little Sackville River