Steve, President of the 4 Wheel Drive Association - wanted us to let you know that he was overwhelmed by the amount of support that the BC Geocachers provided to this and managed to haul out.. and I am posting up his release here as well.
Next year I am hoping we can provide more "formal" support of the event ..
I'm not sure on the "politicalness" of posting this so if it needs to be edited let me know - but it is listing the sponsors that helped make it possible. Including free Dump Trucks and Scrap Metal Removal. It is their press release word for word. (or pretty much anyways)
As soon as we have the final tally on the scrap metal I will update that..
From the Four Wheel Drive Association:
On Saturday, June 6 2009, the Four Wheel Drive Association of BritishColumbia hosted the 7th Annual West Stave Lake Cleanup. This year, 65 individuals volunteered their time and through the course of the day removed 2,540 kilograms of garbage and x,xxx kilograms of scrap metalfrom the Burma Road area in Mission.The Four Wheel Drive Association would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their generous support in making this event a tremendous success.
* The District of Mission - This event would not be possible without the continuous support of the District of Mission. The West Stave Lake area is contained within the district's Tree Farm License and they are very supportive of the recreational opportunities available within TFL26.
* Wanda Fairbairn and C&C Trucking - Wanda has been instrumental in ensuring that dump trucks have been available to assist in these cleanups for several years.
* Dean Anderson and Davies Sand and Gravel - Lloyd Davies of Davies Sand and Gravel has been supporting the Four Wheel Drive Association for several years by providing the use of a dump truck and driver for the Stave Cleanup. The use of the trucks provided by C&C trucking and Davies Sand and Gravel has been a tremendous time-saver for this event, allowing the volunteers to focus on collecting the garbage and consolidating it in the trucks, and allowing the trucks to make a single run to the dump.
* Mike Salo and Fraser Valley Metal and Electronics Recycling - Mike (representing both the South Coast All Terrainers and Fraser Valley Metal and Electroncs Recycling) provided the use of a metal collection bin for the day.
* T&T Auto Parts -T&T provided a number of prizes, including hand tools and off-road lights, which were given to participants throughout the day.
* Cloverdale Paint - Mission Cloverdale Paint provided two polar fleece jackets as well as a pair of gift certificates for this years event.
* Tim Hortons - A day of cleaning up the environment would not be possible without the extra burst of energy contained in coffee and timbits! Tim Hortons also provided t-shirts, gloves and travel coffee mugs for this year's event.
* Save On Foods - Save On Foods provided the refreshments for the day, including bottled water and soft drinks.
* Lordco Auto Parts - Mission Lordco provided gift cards and prizes for this year's event.
* Canadian Tire - Two participants walked away with beautiful hanging flower baskets from today's event in addition to cleaning up the Stave Lake area, two homes were made more beautiful!
* Mission Adopt-a-block - Mission Adopt-a-block provided the use of garbage pickers and bags for the day. Trust us....picking up some of that garbage by hand was not something we were looking forward to!
Wendy's - All of the kids attending the event were VERY happy to receive free Frosters certificates. A Froster is the perfect refreshment to follow a day of dealing with West Stave debris!!!!!
Johnston Meier Insurance - Day-glo pens can now be found in everyone's glove compartment....because we all know that you can never find a pen pen when you need one!!!!
PLEASE support these businesses and organizations as they havesupported our efforts to clean up a first-rate recreation area!In addition, the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC would like to thank the following organizations and all of the volunteer individuals for their participation in the day's event. It is a tremendous commitment in the busy month of June to spend an entire day cleaningup the mess left by others. Most of the participants in the day'sevent indicated that they did not frequent the Stave Lake area and many stated that this event was their first visit to the area a testament to the dedication that recreation groups have in preserving our natural resources.
BC Geocaching Association
South Coast All-Terrainers
Herd of Turtles
Southern BC Xterra Club