Dee Hudson’s Facebook post of copious amounts of garbage at a Harrison campsite has garnered online attention earlier this summer. A group of concerned residents hopes to clean up garbage left over from the long weekend at Silver Creek. (Contributed photo/Dee Hudson)

Cleanup planned for Silver Creek

Volunteers ready to clean Labour Day weekend garbage

Following the long weekend, a cleanup effort is in the works.

A group of concerned residents have organized the Silver Creek (East Harrison) Cleanup, taking placing this Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“We expect it to be a messy one,” the event page author wrote, referring to the Labour Day weekend. “Fortunately, this time, we’ve got a plan and the donation of a bunch of heavy equipment and crews to help take out as much as we can.”

RELATED: ‘Absolutely not okay’: B.C. woman outraged at garbage-choked Harrison campsite

The organizers are scheduled to set up near Silver Creek (33 kilometres along East Harrison Forest Service Road) with a tent, flags, trailers and a dump truck. Attendees are required to sign in and pick up PPE if necessary. Garbage bags and a limited amount of pickers are available.

Individuals and small groups can then fan out to collect garbage to return to the dump truck while trailers can be moved to more cluttered areas.

RELATED: More than 100 pounds of garbage cleaned off Harrison shoreline

Radio contact is available via the following channels: VHF 146.460 on ham radios, GMRS channel 4 and CB channel 4.

While bottled water will be provided, volunteers are asked to bring their own lunches and non-alcoholic beverages. There are no drugs or alcohol allowed at this event.

As of Tuesday morning, the event has had a solid response with 34 listed as going and an additional 104 listed as “interested.”

If you are interested in helping out, consult the Facebook event page by searching “Silver Creek (East Harrison) Cleanup.”

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