Volunteers comb the beach at Goose Spit for litter during the Rotary Club of the Comox Valley’s clean-up event Saturday. Photo, Mike Chouinard

Rotarians clean up the beach at Goose Spit in Comox

Newest Rotary club in area hopes to make it an annual event

The Rotary Club of Comox Valley wanted to do its beach clean-up earlier this spring, but it had to postpone.

Like so many other groups, the club had to hold off because of physical distancing restrictions as of mid-March in response to COVID-19.

“We wanted to do this at Earth Day,” says club member Nicole Gavac. “Given the situation, we had to defer.”

With many operations and events re-opening in a phased manner in recent weeks, the group was out Saturday afternoon with bags in hand at Goose Spit in Comox to pick up litter on the beach.

The Rotary Club of Comox Valley is the newest club in the area and meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Gavac says the membership is a bit younger and a bit more spread out geographically.

“We started two years ago,” Gavac says.

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The group, she added, likes to focus on projects to help the environment or people who are at risk, especially young people.

“We’ve got people who are keen to help in the community,” she said.

At Goose Spit, they had club members and others from the community, even from as far as Campbell River, on Saturday afternoon to pick up the litter on the shore. About 30 or so people came out to help, while Compass Adventure Tours offered to bring a boat by “Little Mexico” at the spit to retrieve the bags of litter when the volunteers were done.

The club is planning to make the clean-up a regular event on its calendar.

‘We hope to make it an annual thing,” Gavac said.


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