Green group folds after 20 years

Society's dormant phase leads to

The Kent-Harrison Green Legacy Society has permanently folded.

But Lillian Martin, past chair of the long-running society, wrote a letter to the Observer urging people to continue the group’s objectives individually.

“We urge everyone to care for the environment,” she wrote. “It’s the only one we have. There is no Planet B.”

The Green Legacy Society was formed in 1992 “to promote the preservation, environmental sustainability, and viability of the Kent-Harrison communities,” its website says.

The group participated in many clean ups around Agassiz and Harrison, and managed the battery recycling program locally.

Several months ago, the group announced they would go into a “dormant phase” and see whether carrying on would be viable.

Last week, Martin’s letter announced that it wouldn’t.

The battery recycling program was using the help of the Agassiz Shopper’s Drug Mart, where people could drop off batteries and society members would pick them up and deliver them to the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack.

There is no longer drop off at Shopper’s, Martin said. However, individuals can still drop their own small amounts of batteries off at Bailey, or at drop off points in Chilliwack. Those include Canadian Tire, The Source, London Drugs, Zeller’s, Sears, Rona, JC Sound and Windsor Plywood.

“We would like to thank everyone who has taken advantage of the battery recycling program over the years,” Martin said.

Another program the society managed over the years was the sale of composters.

Those who would like to purchase a composter can still do so by phoning Herman or Alice Grau at 604-796-2443.

Over the years, Martin and other society members have addressed Harrison and Kent councils regarding local environmental issues, hosted river clean-ups, and participated in community events while promoting greener living.

 

Just Posted

Harrison workers back on the job

Union calls new agreement, ‘a good compromise’

Heat warning issued for Metro Vancouver

Inland areas expect to hit at least 26 degrees for daytime highs

‘Gone are the days of leaving your vehicle and your house unlocked’

Agassiz RCMP tell residents to secure cars, homes during high crime season

It’s about to get hot: Special weather statement issued for Lower Mainland

Temperatures expected to rise and stick around till next week, Environment Canada forecasts

Highway crashes double in Fraser Valley, truck traffic also up steeply

Unclear if doubling of Fraser Valley highway crashes is linked to spike in truck traffic

VIDEO: Harrison Festival 2018 ends on a Sunny Sunday

Despite local union protest bumps, festival runs smoothly on 40th year

Trudeau’s youth council divided over Trans Mountain pipeline purchase

A letter signed by 16 past and present members was made public today, asking the federal government to reverse course

Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Hogan had used racial slurs caught on video when talking about his daughter sleeping with a black man

Coco the cat survives horrific house fire wrapped in a blanket

Found in the laundry hours after Chilliwack firefighters douse blaze that destroyed five structures

‘Lava bomb’ through roof of tour boat injures 22 in Hawaii

“An explosion occurred near the shoreline hurling hot lava rocks towards the boat and injuring several passengers”

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. MLAs choose new children’s watchdog

Jennifer Charlesworth has worked in government, social services

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Most Read