FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2017
Spring Cleaning Well Underway
Spring is in the air and crews have been busy cleaning roads and preparing parks and sports fields for the longer, warmer days ahead.
Sports fields, and washrooms at athletic parks, will open April 15. Public washrooms at other city parks and greenways are open now.
Spring street sweeping is proceeding on schedule and is slated to wrap up within the next two weeks. Please help to keep our streets and boulevards clean by covering trailer and truck bed loads and taking garbage, recycling and yard waste to the designated drop off facilities including the Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Centre on Asquith Road in West Kelowna or the Glenmore Landfill in Kelowna. For a list of private recycling depot locations and hours of operation, please visit www.westkelownacity.ca/recyclingguide.
Sand has been deposited as a precaution at Green Bay, Casa Loma and the end of Whitworth Drive, should it be needed for flood prevention this spring. As local creeks and Okanagan Lake rise closer to their peak levels, bags will also be made available at these locations. If West Kelowna residents feel they need sand bags sooner, they can contact the city’s Operations Department at 778-797-8849.
The City of West Kelowna’s egg addling program has begun as part of efforts to control the population of nonindigenous, non-migratory Canada geese which, if unchecked, destroy parks and cause water quality issues at beaches and near intake pipes. Addling activities are conducted by professional contractors and the work is authorized through an Environment Canada permit. The public can report geese nests by calling 1-877-943-3209 or visiting the program’s website at www.okanagangooseplan.com. A follow up program aimed at scaring away invasive geese will begin May 1. Geese can be aggressive so please contact staff to carry out these activities.