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Today, our very own Mike Delany came out to help with a clean up dive at Caulfeild Cove. We retrieved another 581.9 lbs from the cove. Officially making it the most polluted site that we cleaned todate. We even had one of our sponsors, Arc'teryx, send one of their staff to help haul garbage out of the water.
This brings our total garbage removed from our environment to 8,356.7 lbs so far.
816 lbs of garbage removed from Caulfield Cove in West Van and we aren't even remotely close to being done. :-(
Look for the launch of our new website soon. Total weight removed so far is 7,765.2lbs.
Yeah, I know. These pictures are getting kind of repetitive and tiresome to look at. Perhaps that is the point. John and I removed another 300 lbs of garbage from Deep Cove underneath the government dock...in about 20 minutes. Bottles, cans, three bicycles, tire, boat trim, fishing gear, and one brand new skateboard.
Our total weight removed to-date is 6,949.2lbs.
The dive crew headed to Alta Lake and Lost Lake in Whistler for a little clean up with the help of Whistler local, Kimiko Taguchi, who organized boats, breakfast, lunch, and other local volunteers to make this sunny and warm event very successful!
Today's haul was approximately 800 lbs, bringing our total weight to-date to 6,649.2lbs.
Another lovely clean up dive, albeit a little more dangerous due to the overhead environment and entaglement hazards. Today was our second clean up dive at Cat Lake in Squamish. A smaller crew this time but still highly effective divers. A big shout out to Nester's Market in Squamish. They donated $50 gift card for the divers to get some burgers for lunch. Wayne came out and play chef for the hungry divers, who pulled up 158.1 lbs of garbage.
Total removed todate is 5,849.2 lbs.
Yay, back on track after a bit of time off. Today, John and I headed up to Whistler to do a bit of clean up at Lost Lake. It's a big lake with three docks. We could only reach two of the docks by ourselves. The bottom was deep with sediment, so it was pretty hard to clean. We still managed to remove 131.6 lbs of garbage with just the two of us. The total weight removed to-date is 5,691.1 lbs.
Four divers and one non-diver who provided surface support by doing a shore line clean up as well as brought us cookies and hot chocolate (thanks Jen!), spent a few hours at Murrin Lake (Squamish BC) today.
We got 168.1lbs of garbage, bringing our running total to 5,559.5lbs of garbage. Today's garbage was the usual suspects of beer bottles, cans, snorkle gear, children's toys, and fishing gear.
The interesting thing was the approximately four dozen dead fish that we encountered. We will be reporting this to the local newspaper as well as the conservation officer as this might be important data.
We were invited to attend a friend's beach clean up day. Our dive crew was responsible for cleaning underneath the public dock which we had previously completed a survey dive and knew there was a boat there.
We ended up recovering an 18 foot boat complete with two engines! The estimated weight is about 2,500 lbs including some of the other garbage we pulled up.
This brings our total weight removed todate to 5,391.4 lbs.
We found the wallet owner and it is on its way back to him via the Coquitlam RCMP. The wallet owner did some cliff jumping at Buntzen Lake 10 years and ago lost his wallet there. Kind of a neat story to share with your friends! :-D