Thursday, July 08, 2010

Sunday Shoreline CleanUp

It's sunny and everyone wants to get on the water! Do you have your plans for the weekend? A couple of us are doing a course on Sunday, but there's plenty of options for others of us...

Jody Watson of the Capitol Regional District (CRD) Parks Branch sent me a note today. Her news is that CRD Parks people are doing a shoreline cleanup on the weekend -- and they're inviting volunteers to come along.
She says: We are holding a work party at Point Ellice (2616 Pleasant Ave) this Sunday, July 11th from 10 am – 1pm. The weather is expected to be gorgeous and it will be beautiful down by the water! We hope that you can join us! We will supply tools, gloves and refreshments. Please wear appropriate footwear. All volunteers on Sunday will be entered to win a $25 gift certificate from Il Terrazo/5th Street Bar and Grill.
Mark your calendars! Our schedule for fall/winter work parties will be: September 12, Oct 3, Oct 24, Nov 14 and Dec 5th.

So, how about launching at Songhees on Sunday morning at 9:00 am? There's that great little public beach with free parking on Sundays, but I'll take the bus and an inflatable. We could paddle through the Upper Harbour and Selkirk Water, then land at the Point Ellice dock to join the volunteers at 10:00 am. An hour or so clearing ivy and bindweed along the shoreline, then we'd paddle back to the Songhees beach.

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