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Dive into river conservation on World Rivers Day in Burnaby

World Rivers Day is observed on Sept. 24, 2023, and the Burnaby resident that founded the campaign has been raising awareness for more than four decades.
Mark Angelo
Burnaby resident Mark Angelo, founder of BC Rivers Day and World Rivers Day, at Deer Lake Brook, near the Burnaby Village Museum.

Celebrate rivers with a whole bucket list of fun, free activities happening in Burnaby on World Rivers Day — Sept. 24.

Founded as BC Rivers Day by Burnaby resident and river conservationist, Mark Angelo in 1980 to raise awareness about the importance of rivers in our environments, the day has since grown into a global movement.

This Sunday, on Sept. 24, learn about the local waterways and restoration efforts to help protect these environments with interactive activities at Burnaby Village Museum from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

From BAG on a Bike, museum exhibits, river-themed short films to Indigenous storytelling, there's something for everyone happening all day at the museum for free.

And if you want get in on the hot-action, the city is partnering with Lower Mainland Green Team to conduct a volunteer ecosystem restoration activity from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village Museum.

The team will be removing invasive species such as English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry from the stream on museum grounds.

For the whole schedule and all activities, you can visit the museum's website.

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