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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Charlie Lake Conservation Society will be hosting the annual Charlie Lake clean up this Saturday.

The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. They invite non for profit groups to come and help clean up and in turn, provide them with donations for their time. The public is also free to attend.

The Charlie Lake Fire Department also comes to help take the bags that are eventually filled.

Bess Legault a environmental scientist, says it’s a great way for people to get involved.

“It’s a fun event to get the community of Charlie Lake together, to clean up around the lake.”

The other part of the event is the Peace Bat Conservation project where they engage high school and public school students to build bat houses. they then connect those bat houses with landowners in the area who have a prime bat habitat. They ask those land owners to do a 5-year monitoring commitment.

They aim to gain baseline bat population data so that they can monitor species and educate the public about bat population.

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