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Okanagan Forest Task Force Press Releases

Volunteers take a stand against litter bugs in Kelowna

Garbage dumping just got a lot harder at Kelowna’s Postill Lake Road. The Okanagan Forest Task Force is dedicated to keeping the area clean, so much so that they have placed cameras along the road. “All that information gets handed over to conservation and RCMP and charges and things will be followed up with them, we’re doing everything we can to have this stopped.” Says Kane Blake, the coordinator of the group. The group was in the area on Saturday leading a public clean-up. This is the second time in three weeks the group has teamed up with the Regional...
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Cleaning up after dumpers

The Okanagan Forest Task Force isn’t just a Facebook page where people lay out their complaints, those who belong to the group actually get the job done. Lead by organizer Kane Blake, volunteers will once again head into the back-country of the Okanagan and clean up after those who, for some reason, have decided to turn the woods into a landfill. This is the second clean-up by the OFTF in just two weeks and Saturday’s event will take place in the same exact spot as the last time. A 40 yard dumpster full of garbage was taken out of the...
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Garbage Be Gone

Dozens of people turned out for a massive clean up at what is considered the Okanagan’s own war zone. Nicknamed Little Iraq, the area of Postill Lake Road in Ellison has been used as an illegal dump site for far too long, but thanks to some good Samaritans the area is now in much better shape. This past Saturday, locals turned out in high spirits with rakes and shovels to pick-up everything from shotgun shells, to paper targets, to plastic bottles. The organized event came together after Okanagan Forest Task Force was created on Facebook that allows users to post photos and...
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