The cleanup was organized by Ottawa Riverkeeper and its Gatineau partners. Many local businesses as well as the City of Gatineau jumped on-board to provide a variety of goods and services, including: gloves, garbage bags, trash collection, coffee, hot dogs and a craft beer courtesy of Brasseurs du Temp.
Volunteers collected everything imaginable from the creek: car parts, bicycles, beer cans and bottles, retail store signs, parking meters and yes – even the kitchen sink!
The creek is home to ducks, beavers, herons, as well as other aquatic life. Click the photos for a larger view.
|If you are missing your kitchen sink, Ottawa Riverkeeper has found it!|
|Under the Wright Street Bridge before the cleanup.|
|Hauling debris away from under the Wright Street Bridge.|
|Under the Wright Street Bridge after the cleanup.|
|Volunteers with bags of garbage and recyclables.|
|All of this (and much more) was recovered from the creek during the cleanup.|