College Creek Clean-up Crew wins Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Award
The City of Kelowna’s Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Awards recognize community memebers and groups making a positive difference in Kelowna. This year, the Okanagan College KLO campus Creek Clean-up Crew, lead by Angie March, has won the Most Environmentally Dedicated Group award for their fantastic contributions to the Adopt A Stream Program.
The College staff often go out on their lunch hour to clean-up their Fascieux Creek site throughout the year. Okanagan College has been an Adopt-a-Stream group since July 2007. In that time they have removed over 100 bags of garbage and 40 bags of noxious weeds. Volunteer hours are rated at 132 so far.
This dedicated group have taken the Adopt-a-Stream clean-up international by inviting their international students to participate in their spring clean-ups. The dedication to the environment and volunteer effort is amazing to some students. The students often mention that they would like to create a similar volunteer effort when they return to their respective countries.