The crew poses for a picture after the river clean up.

Students help Slocan River clean up

On a cold, rainy, very wet Thursday in late April, two guides from Nelson Whitewater Rafting Company volunteered their time

On a cold, rainy, very wet Thursday in late April, two guides from Nelson Whitewater Rafting Company volunteered their time and teamed up with LV Rogers Secondary School ATLAS students to clean up garbage, litter and debris on the Slocan River by raft.

The float took place between Slocan Park and Crescent Valley Beach. The collection filled an entire utility trailer and two large bags of recycling.

The Nelson rafting company has committed in its management plan to help keep the river corridor and put-in and take-out areas clean and well maintained.  Working with the ATLAS students was a chance for the company to connect with young people in the community while working together to keep the area looking pristine for locals and visitors to the valley.

Throw bag and general river safety training were conducted in the morning by ATLAS teacher Graeme Marshall.

The ATLAS program (Adventure Tourism Leadership and Safety) at L.V. Rogers is an exciting outdoor leadership program for grades 11 and 12.  Students are able to gain a multitude of certifications in the outdoor industry while recreating in the local environment.  Students gain high school credit for this course and they learn a lot about themselves through a variety of challenging trips and experiences.  The program is currently accepting students for 2013. Contact Marshall for more information regarding the academy at 250-509-1333.

Nelson Whitewater Rafting will be kicked off its 2012 season last weekend on the Shenango Canyon Run on the Salmo River. This section of the Salmo offers class III & IV rapids, stunning scenery and is available until early July. The Slocan River Facchina Rapids Whitewater trips are available July 1 thru Labour Day.

For more information go to nelsonwhitewaterrafting.com.

 

Just Posted

Nelson to allow marijuana dispensaries to operate into new year

Medical cannabis dispensaries won’t be penalized for operating until their recreational applications are heard

Nelson Curling Club still suffering financially

The club posted a nearly $20,000 loss last year, announced at its AGM on Sunday

Over $25,000 raised for Columbia Basin literacy

Success for 2018 Books for Kids campaign

Nelson Leafs, regional district plan full-time hazardous waste recycling depot

City requires flood-mitigation plan before one-year trial can begin

Nelson Leafs humble Rockies 9-2

Leafs score 7 unanswered goals en route to win

VIDEO: Monday Roundup

#hotscoops #hotscoops #hotscoops

Out of the doghouse: B.C. city lifts ban on pup who barked too much at dog park

Cameron the Shetland sheepdog is allowed back into Uplands off-leash dog park under some conditions.

No flood of extremist returnees to Canada expected, federal report says

The report says some 190 people with connections to Canada are suspected of terrorist activity abroad

Canada-China relations turn icy over arrest of Chinese exec

The Huawei case has threatened to complicate U.S.-China efforts to resolve a bitter trade dispute.

Prosecutor signs off on former B.C. Liberal government’s quick-wins probe

David Butcher said in a statement released Monday that the RCMP recommended charges under the Elections Act

Canadian physicist who won Nobel Prize touts science for the sake of science

Donna Strickland, 59, said securing the field’s highest honour has given her a significant new platform

Cranbrook planning X-Games style winter festival

Events to include snowmobilers, snowboarders and bands peforming downtown on Feb. 16, 2019

Too many die in heavy truck crashes, B.C. auditor says

Province has no mandatory driver training for commercial vehicles

B.C. city considers scrapping funds for Christmas decorations

Victoria city coun. Ben Isitt doesn’t think the government should pay for any religious symbols

Most Read