Kids pull out an old bike from Coldstream Creek during a recent cleanup with the Society to Keep Kal Lake Blue. Another cleanup takes place this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Coldstream Dog Park. (Keep Kal Lake Blue photo)

Community invited to help Keep Kal Lake Blue

Coldstream Creek cleanup takes place Saturday

Do you appreciate the ability to turn on your tap and have safe, clean, drinking water at your disposal?

Then come make a positive difference in your community Saturday as a semi-annual Coldstream Creek clean takes place at 2:30 p.m.

“Kalamalka Lake has a 52-year flushing rate,” said Brad Swanson, with the Society to Keep Kal Lake Blue. “This is a long period of time for a fresh water drinking source, mainly due to the new water coming into Kalamalka Lake as an approximate 80 per cent ground water supply. The majority of above ground water is supplied from the main artery of water flow coming into Kalamalka Lake through Coldstream Creek.”

Related: Kids disgusted by freshwater treatment

Therefore efforts continue Saturday with the cleanup and everyone is urged to come out and be part of the cause. Those interested should BYOS (bring your own shears), as well as gloves and meet at Creekside Dog Park.

“If you have been curious about what the Society to Keep Kal Lake Blue does, this is a great opportunity to come out and be a part of the community FOR the community,” said Swanson.

Together, the community will clean up a massive amount of water-hogging burdock. The Baron Insurance ‘Keep Kal Lake Blue’ tent will also be set up with supplies to discard waste left in the Kalamalka Lake water source.

“Community involvement, with Keep Kal Lake Blue, for the lake and for the whole of Greater Vernon who utilize our amazing fresh drinking water source Kalamalka Lake.”


@vernonnews
jennifer@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Open burning permitted again in Kamloops Fire Centre

Low fire rating prompts decision throughout Kamloops Fire Centre

B.C. Rural Party co-founder rebukes pro-NDP accusation

Telkwa Mayor Darcy Repen disputes being NDP campaign supporter

Incumbent trustee candidate reassesses SOGI 123 impact

Lee-Ann Tiede says mandated student inclusiveness program has some issues

Lake Country Chamber of Commerce to host All Candidates Forum

Residents are being asked to submit questions to be asked

Kelowna-Lake Country Liberal MP acclaimed for his party’s nomination

Stephen Fuhr runs unopposed as the party’s standard-bearer for the next federal election

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read