A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday, the 29th of June, to help clean-up the Vermilion River and Wabagishik Lake. A special thanks to the Basso Family, the Whitefish Lion’s Club, and Chris’s Your Independent Grocers, for providing our volunteers with a hot and tasty lunch. As you can see we collected a lot of garbage again this year – a very productive and fun day!! The poison ivy was abundant, so please remind us next year to hold the event earlier when plants are not sprouting. :-/
Also thank you to Hiamedia for donating our beautiful new Vermilion River Clean-up signage! You can reach Hiamedia through their website at: www.hiamedia.com
Check out the photos:
A BIG thank you to all those volunteers who came out to participate, and a special thanks to the Basso Family for providing our hot lunch, and to the Whitefish District Lion’s Club for donating $100 towards the food!! It was a beautiful day and Ella Lake is looking FANTASTIC!
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:
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.
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!
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 more →