SIAST helps clean up Spring Creek

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A mattress and a bicycle are among some of the items SIAST students and staff found in the Great Shoreline Clean Up on Friday in Spring Creek.

A mattress, a bicycle and fast food containers sat on the road by Spring Creek.

Those are some of the items recovered by 60 SIAST students and five staff from Spring Creek by Laurier Street in the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up on Friday.

“All the first-year civil (engineering) water and enviro students are kind of volunteered by … the head of the department,” said civil student Braeden Adamyk. “We’re finding various household items, anything from a bed to a bike.”

SIAST Chemical lab technologist Angela Bollman said the first time SIAST participated in the Canada-wide clean up was in 2009. The initiative is part of a direct action conservation program in Canada of the Vancouver Aquarium.

“We actually do a fair mount of water testing with our students with the environmental and water resources program,” said Bollman. “So we’re down here a fair bit of time in the summer and we kind of like to see it looking as close to a natural state as possible.”

For more information, see an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Vancouver Aquarium, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Canada, Laurier Street

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