subscribe

Archive for the ‘Vermilion River Clean-up’ Category

2017 Vermilion River Clean-up – Wabagishik Lake

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday, the 27th of May, to help clean-up the Vermilion River and Wabagishik Lake.   A special thanks to the Basso Family, the Whitefish Lion’s Club, and Vrab’s Independent Grocers, for providing our volunteers with a hot and tasty lunch.  As you can see we collected a BIG pile of garbage – so a very productive and fun day!!  Check out the photos:

Read more

2016 Vermilion River Clean-up – Ella Lake

On behalf of the Vermilion River Stewardship, I would like to thank everyone who came out to our Vermilion River Clean-up on Sunday.  There were 28 people who came out to help at Ella Lake for the Clean-up, and there were also others who opted to clean-up their own section of the Vermilion and connecting lakes – so a BIG THANK YOU to all who volunteered!  A special thanks to the Basso Family and the Whitefish District Lion’s Club for providing a great barbecue for our clean-up volunteers!
 It was a very cold day, with a sprinkling of snow, but a good time was had by all – and a huge pile of garbage was collected.

 

 

Read more

2015 Vermilion River Clean-up – Wabagishik Lake

Thank you to all our Vermilion River Stewardship volunteers who came out to help in our 1st Annual River Clean-up last Sunday, 7th of June.   Also, a BIG THANK YOU to VRABS Independent Grocers for the contribution towards our barbecue lunch, and for the Basso Family for feeding all our volunteers!

The forecast called for rain, but we were pleasantly surprised to have about 30 people show up to help in our clean-up – and the rain stayed away until just as we were leaving.

Bug spray, bug jackets, and an enthusiastic willingness to make a difference were in abundance!!  A great time was had by all, and Wabagishik Lake and the Vermilion River are looking fantastic!

I hope no one was nipped by the poison ivy!

Read more

2015 Vermilion River Clean-up

img_10462

Please Join us for our Vermilion River Clean-up

The Vermilion River Stewardship is holding its first Vermilion River Clean-up on Wabagishik Lake, scheduled for Sunday, 7 June 2015, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  We invite you to come out to help clean up the litter in and around the lake and river.  Please bring your camera along to help record the event.

You must register to take part in this fun community building event by Monday, 25 May 2015.  You can send an email to info@VermilionRiverStewards.ca to let us know that you will participate.

Volunteers should arrive at the Wabagishik Road Boat Launch by 9:45 am (see map below).  Everyone will be transported by barge to key shoreline areas where litter and garbage will be collected.

VRS will be providing a barbecue lunch for all our volunteers.

The total amount of garbage collected during the event, and the most interesting find, will be shared on this page. Watch for details to come in the weeks following the event!

Stay tuned with what our volunteers are up to during the event through Twitter or Facebook .

Note:  Come dressed for the occasion – you should bring along a life jacket, rubber gloves and boots – waders would be a great idea. Read the rest of this entry »

Read more

THANK YOU ONTARIO TRILLIUM FOUNDATION, KGHM INTERNATIONAL & CONSERVATION SUDBURY FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!

The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.