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Solid Waste Management Plan Review and Survey

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is conducting a review of its Regional Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP), last updated in 2009.  The review will identify new initiatives for reduce, reuse, recycle and disposal programs for the next five years, as many of the 2009 recommendations have now been completed.  A review of new opportunities and directions will be conducted to update the SWMP and to establish implementation priorities for the next five years. 

Asian clams found in Shuswap Lake

Dead Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) shells found on the beaches of the Shuswap Lake last year prompted a survey of the near shore area now that water levels are low enough to access the potential habitat for this species. 

The survey found live populations of invasive Asian clams at two locations: Sunnybrae and Canoe Beach, and surveys are still underway.

Re-Use Centres, clothing donation bins reopen

The Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is restoring service to its Re-Use Centres and clothing donation bins effective immediately.

The centres and the donations bins were shut down earlier this year as part of COVID-19 restrictions. Now, new protocols are in place for using these services, which will allow people to continue their recycling efforts, while maintaining all public safety measures.

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