Mayor Ross Forrest and Cowichan Water Board Co-ordinator

Mayor Ross Forrest and Cowichan Water Board Co-ordinator

Mayor dives in for river cleanup

Diving for bottles and cans during the annual Cowichan Lake and River Stewards Cleanup

Lake Cowichan mayor, Ross Forrest went diving for bottles and cans during the annual Cowichan Lake and River Stewards Cleanup on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Forrest spent the day with Roger Hunter, Cowichan Water Board coordinator, and Kenzie Cuthbert, a local professional guide. They spent the morning between the Cuthbert’s property and Skutz Falls.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” said Forrest. “There’s no houses, nothing from there to Skutz Falls. It’s so peaceful.”

The group collected four bags of garbage and recyclables, and didn’t finish up their day until around 5 p.m.

— editor@lakecowichangazette.com