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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
1. location of the incident
2. description of the materials dumped
4. be careful as some material may be hazardous.