A new website has popped up, targeting illegal dumps in the Okanagan.
The site, put together by the Okanagan Forest Task Force, will provide video and photos of illegal dumps and find those willing to clean up the mess.
It also includes a “Clean the Creek” app.
OFTF spokesperson Kane Blake says support for the organization has gone “through the roof,” since their first clear up effort of the year.
“In our first four months of existence we have managed to remove 26,488 pounds of garbage and pulled out 25,480 pounds of scrap metal,” says Blake.
“That is an amazing 51,928 pounds of waste that was illegally dumped in the forests around our city”
However, Blake says, it’s just the start.
“This new website will help show people through galleries and videos about this problem and hopefully bring more awareness to the issue of illegal dumping in the backcountry,” explained Blake.