Sussex Rotary at Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant

On Saturday, September 26th, Sussex Rotary, Sussex Interact and the Multicultural Association of Sussex (among others) joined forces with the Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee (KWRC) to support their annual 'Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup' along tributaries and the main stem of the Kennebecasis River.

A few of those who attended, pictured here left to right, included Rhys Short, Jasmine Dalling of the Multicultural Association of Sussex, Angie Cummings, Chair of the Sussex Rotary Club, Oliver Smith and Lucas Holloway...

The day's focus was that section of waterway specifically adjacent to the Sussex downtown district. Ben Whalen, the KWRC Project Coordinator, hosted the event and Monitoring Coordinator Lezley McAlister and Education Outreach Coordinator Sarah Glinz set up base camp at Burton Park.

While COVID-19 did introduce some new distancing rules, it did not dampen the enthusiasm as the teams struck out in different directions to collect garbage from the waterway and its edges both up and downstream.

Every year, volunteers collect between 200-500lbs of garbage during the cleanup, which is then diverted from our precious waterways to the proper waste management system, in partnership with Regional Service Commission 8 - Transfer Station.

Volunteers were invited back to Burton Park upon completion, where they received a bagged lunch provided by the title sponsor, Atlantic Superstore of Sussex.
Sussex Rotary at Giermindl's Old Bavarian Restaurant
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