Members of Nanaimo British Club at a Departure Bay Beach cleanup gathering on March 31. (Submitted photo)

Members of Nanaimo British Club at a Departure Bay Beach cleanup gathering on March 31. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo British Club cleans up prominent promenade and beach

With assistance of City of Nanaimo, long-time club gathers garbage at Departure Bay Beach

Volunteers from Nanaimo got an early start on Earth Day and cleaned up a prominent beach and promenade in Nanaimo last month.

Nanaimo British Club members gathered at Departure Bay Beach on March 31 to gather trash polluting the beach and walkway, assisted by the City of Nanaimo, which provided visibility vests, buckets and pickup tools, noted a press release from the club.

In two hours, several buckets of garbage were collected, mostly cigarette butts and plastic. Bottles, cans, Styrofoam and fishing line were also picked up.

The Nanaimo British Club was started 36 years ago and currently has 50 members. Meetings are held every second Monday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 on East Wellington Road. Members don’t need to be British and more information is available at www.facebook.com/nanbritclub.

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