Volunteers sought to help out during the third Annual River Cleanup

With the Third Annual River Cleanup date fast approaching, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society spent much of their latest board meeting in the midst of preparations.

With the Third Annual River Cleanup date fast approaching, the Cowichan Lake and River Stewardship Society spent much of their latest board meeting in the midst of preparations.

“It’ll be the same procedure as last year, with some changes,” society president Gerald Thom said, during the meeting.

An improved means of communication between groups along the cleanup route of the Cowichan River will be established, this time round.

“It looks like we’ll have a good scuba diver response,” Thom said.

The cleanup is to take place Saturday, August 27, along the stretch of the Cowichan River stemming from the Town of Lake Cowichan downstream.

Anyone interested in helping can stop by the Municipal Hall, at 39 South Shore Road, at 9 a.m. to register.

Everyone is encouraged to volunteer, though children under the age of 14 are requested to be accompanied by an adult. Most needed this year are snorkelers.

Prizes will be awarded, alongside a free barbecue for volunteers, at 2 p.m.

About 70 people showed up to help during last year’s cleanup.