5 Must-See Vancouver Beaches for Summer 2018

 

Looking to harness your inner fish this summer? Here are 5 beaches that you should explore! But before you do that, be sure to check Swim Guide for the latest info on water quality.

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Swim Drink Fish Welcomes New Ambassadors

 

Four new ambassadors joined the Swim Drink Fish family in April at our Swim Drink Fish Gala Vancouver 2018. The “Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors” were formally recognized and welcomed to the circle by one of our previous ambassadors, Jennifer Baichwal. We are grateful for their work and dedication to our natural world and we are excited to celebrate them.

 

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Sewage problems must be fixed if Vancouver wants to be a global role model, say advocates

The Star Vancouver, Wanyee Li and Ainslie Cruickshank - April 13, 2018

A man and his dog paddleboard in Vancouver, where city staff are working to reduce the amount of sewage overflow going into waterways. (FOR STARMETRO / JENNIFER GAUTHIER)

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Untreated sewage pollutes water across the country

The Star Vancouver, Ainslie Cruikshank - April 11, 2018

In Vancouver, the worst combined sewage outflow point in 2016 spewed untreated wastewater into Vancouver Harbour, near Waterfront Station. (JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR STARMETRO)

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Chilliwack river cleanup leader named a B.C. ‘community achiever’

The Chilliwack Progress, Paul J. Henderson - April 2, 2018

Chris Gadsden one of 25 in province to be presented award by British Columbia Achievement Foundation

Having received the Andy Rotzetter Memorial Award by the Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance and Fraser Riverkeeper on March 24 for exemplary dedication to river stewardship, five days later Chris Gadsden was named a community achiever by the B.C. Achievement Foundation.

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Fraser River cleanup turnout in Chilliwack was even bigger than last year’s

The Chilliwack Progress, Jennifer Feinberg - March 29, 2018

The event has been embraced by Chilliwack and beyond and has grown over the years

These folks were among the 650 people at the 11th Annual Fraser River Cleanup. (Photo courtesy of Roxanna Froese)

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VIDEO: Gill Road cleanup draws 650 volunteers

The Chilliwack Progress, Greg Laychak - March 25, 2018

The annual event saw high number of helpers for large volume of garbage

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River cleanup sets sights on Gill Road messes

The Chilliwack Progress, Jessica Peters - March 21, 2018

Annual Fraser River cleanup looking for volunteers for Chilliwack-area event

Garbage along the Fraser River that was cleaned up at last year’s annual Fraser River Cleanup. This year’s event is being held on March 24. (Submitted to The Chilliwack Progress)

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Reconnecting with our local waterways

The Vancouver Sun, Lauren Brown Hornor - March 21, 2018

A picture taken on March 20, 2013 in Marseille, France, shows a drop of water that reflected a map of the Earth. World Water Day is held annually on March 22 to draw attention to the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. (GERARD JULIEN / AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

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Volunteers pitch in to clean up big mess in Chilliwack River Valley

 

The Chilliwack Progress, Paul J. Henderson - December 19, 2017

Folks from sports angling and water protection groups get together for “hot spot” cleanup

Volunteers clean up garbage at a site on Sweltzer Creek just upriver from the Vedder Bridge in the Chilliwack River Vallley on Dec. 18. (Alyssa Cowles photo)

 

 

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