This Burnaby resident founded a global event to protect rivers
By Chris Campbell -September 6, 2019
Millions of people and thousands of events around the world will mark World Rivers Day 2019 on Sunday, Sept. 22 in what has become one of the largest environmental celebrations on the planet.
In Burnaby, the event will be about having fun and learning more about our local waterways with an event that runs from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Burnaby Village Museum. Come out for a full day of displays, entertainment and more for all ages.
The theme of this year's event is “waterways in our communities” with a special emphasis on the need to protect and restore urban waterways which are often under great pressure. Many events will focus on educational and public awareness activities while others will include river cleanups, habitat restoration projects, and community riverside celebrations.