Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance
Since officially launching in 2015, FVIDA’s efforts have removed upwards of 125 tonnes of illegally dumped waste from sensitive freshwater habitat and contributed to a 60% increase in reporting of dumping to Conservation Officers.
FBC provides secretariat support to the Fraser Valley Illegal Dumping Alliance (FVIDA), a coalition of citizens, non-profits, businesses, organizations, and local government dedicated to finding solutions to the issue of ongoing illegal dumping in Chilliwack and Fraser Valley.
The main goal of FVIDA is to raise awareness and inspire behavioural changes to curb illegal dumping. This is tackled through a combination of large clean-up events, small hot-spot cleanups, signage, education outreach, and social media.
The FVIDA hosts annual clean-ups that draw hundreds of volunteers and supporters. Many others clean wilderness and remote areas through the year to protect important fish-bearing streams, rivers and watershed habitats. FVIDA also strives to inform the public about responsible ways to dispose of waste, in order to sustain healthy environments for all.
Learn more on the FVIDA webpage, hosted on the Fraser Riverkeeper website.