A Warm Welcome!

Thanks for visiting the official website of the Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society. The CVRCS is a not-for-profit society formed in 2002 by a group of dedicated people who regularly use the Chilliwack/Vedder River for recreation. Our goal, simply put, is to keep this magnificent river valley clean so we can all fully enjoy its beauty, and so it can be appreciated for generations to come. We would like to acknowledge that we are working on the Traditional Territory of Ts'elxwéyeqw Tribe. The Ts’elxwéyeqw Tribe communities are: Aitchelitz; Skowkale; Shxwhá:y; Soowahlie; Squiala; Tzeachten and Yakweakwioose.

Group cleanup at Chilliwack River

On this website we'll try to keep you informed about our up-coming cleanup events, the Adopt-a-River program, Hot Spot clean-ups, and any other information or changes that might become relevant to the health of the watershed. If you are a regular user of the Chilliwack/Vedder River system, we invite you to participate in our cleanup events, or get involved by adopting a section of the river. Your support directly benefits the river, and it feels great to get involved in your community and to make a difference.

More about CVRCS…

Get Involved: Hot Spot Cleanup Squad

The Hot Spot Cleanup Squad is a group of volunteers who help clean up the river valley outside the scope of our regularly scheduled cleanup events. In coordination with the Fraser Riverkeepers, we respond to notification of illegal dumping spots, and we coordinate the pickup of that garbage and its proper disposal.

The Hot Spot Cleanup Squad is not responsible for doing the cleanup itself, the individual or group that reports the illegal dumping spot agrees to gather the garbage and the Hot Spot Cleanup Squad agrees to collect it.

Hot Spot Cleanup Squad volunteers:

- Have a flexible schedule and can be called with relatively short notice (3-5 days)

- Ideally own a truck and/or a utility trailer although this is not a requirement

- Have a passion for keeping our Chilliwack Vedder River Valley clean

Please email us for more info and to add yourself to the list

If you come across an illegal dump please call 1-888-5keeper or email info@cleanrivers.ca with the following information:

1. location of the incident

2. description of the materials dumped

3. photos

4. be careful as some material may be hazardous.


Final Reminder for the Spring River Cleanup on April 20th

Dear Friends of the Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society,

This is a friendly reminder that the Spring River Cleanup is happening THIS Saturday, April 20th.

We invite you and all our Adopt-A-River volunteers to join us at THOMPSON REGIONAL PARK (48600 Chilliwack Lake Rd), Chilliwack, BC, to get our beautiful Chilliwack Vedder river valley all cleaned up for Spring. Registration will be open from 8:30 am to 9:30 am, and if you PRE-REGISTER before the event, you will receive an extra raffle ticket.

To pre-register, email us the following information no later than Friday, April 19th: Full name, cell phone number, Emergency Contact name, and cell phone number. We will use this information to contact you if you don't check back in with registration at Thompson Regional Park.

All garbage must be returned to the bins before 1:30 pm. Thank you to Scott and the crew at Valley Waste for donating the bins for our cleanups, Home Depot for donating our cleanup supplies, and, McDonald's on Luckakuck for the refreshments. Of course, we thank the City of Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley Regional District, and, the Province for their funding too. We could not do what we do without the support of all of our partners.

Did you know that the City of Chilliwack supports organized cleanups of illegal dumping hotspots located on public land within City boundaries and in FVRD Electoral Area E (Chilliwack River Valley) in two ways:

  1. Providing free Tag-a-Bag stickers for waste, or...
  2. Providing a free tipping pass for the Bailey Landfill (applicable for those in the FVRD Electoral Area E).

For more information, please visit the City's website.