An army of volunteers cleaned up 15,880 pounds of scrap metal and 6,834 pounds of garbage on the weekend. The latest clean up of Central Okanagan forest has produced more than 22,000 pounds of discarded junk.
A video posted to the task force’s Facebook group shows Blake pointing out, spent rounds of shotgun ammunition, shingles, insulation and dozens of garbage bags strewn across the wooded area along Postill Lake Road, behind the Kelowna International Airport. “I haven’t even made it a kilometre in and I’m already absolutely disgusted,” Blake says in the video. “Literally everywhere I look is dumped yard waste, dumped garbage, wildlife swimming with garbage, streams that have burnt propane tanks sitting beside them …” At one point, Blake gets upset as he turns to a duck swimming in pond filled wtih garbage. Kelowna Capital News has reached out to both the Regional District of Central Okanagan and the B.C. Conservation Officer Service for comment.