Since February 2002, group clean-up events have been organized with great results. During these events, volunteers meet up at a given location and time, and spend up to four hours cleaning their assigned section of the river. CVRCS organizes two official group clean-ups each year and there are also smaller group clean-ups being hosted by community groups and schools at times.
Adopt a River
Adopt a River is designed to improve the state of Chilliwack Vedder River, by combining river stewardship and community effort. The idea is inspired by the successful Adopt a Highway program that has kept many roadways clean in North America. CVRCS has broken Chilliwack Vedder River into many small segments (1 to 2km long) that can be adopted by the general public.
It enables civic clubs, individuals, garden clubs, businesses, churches and other organizations to maintain them. Volunteers perform litter pick-up approximately two times per year. This program helps to reduce the cost of clean-ups and allows more freedom for the Chilliwack Public Works crew and FVRD staff to do jobs that can't be done by volunteers.
These are the Adopt-a-River sections in Chilliwack as managed by the City of Chilliwack. If you need more information please contact Tara Friesen via this page at their web site.
Adopt a River sections in the FVRD are managed by the CVRCS. The adopters we have on record for this section of river are as follows...