Wednesday, March 18, 2015

RCMP hail work of volunteers for clean up mission at unauthorized gun range

Positive Prince Rupert
on clean up duties
off Highway 16

(from RCMP media release)
A group of Prince Rupert residents who are doing their part to try and change local attitudes when it comes to the environment, received a shout out from the local detachment of the RCMP this week.

The group headed by Prince Rupert resident Chantal Bolton, recently tackled the debris field of the unauthorized gun range off of Highway 16.

As we reviewed earlier this month, that location had become pretty much a garbage dump of sorts of late, as those using the illegal range left large amounts of trash during their time at the site.

Ms. Bolton who organizes area clean up sessions through social media and the Facebook page "Positive Prince Rupert" was recognized by the RCMP for the work her group did over the weekend.

"It is so refreshing to see community members taking such initiative to create and foster an environment for positive change. On behalf of the Prince Rupert RCMP we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to Chantal and her team for their amazing accomplishment and hard work. "-- Constable Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment

Over the course of the last few months, Chantal and her Positive Prince Rupert group have cleaned up a number of other areas around both Prince Rupert and Port Edward, looking to promote positive change through their efforts.

You can learn more about their work at the unauthorized gun range, as well as how to contact the group to help out from this media release from the RCMP.

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