Out-of-town divers remove 100s of pounds of trash from Cultus Lake – Houston Today

A group of divers out of town recently went to Chilliwack to collect trash from Cultus Lake.

Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans members removed 470 pounds of rubbish from the lake during a two-day haul last month. The group is a dedicated team of volunteer divers who clear trash from the waters of the lower mainland and Fraser Valley.

On March 28 and 29, four divers, most of whom are from North Vancouver, cleaned the water off Entrance Bay and the Sunnyside campsite.

In a 15-minute video documenting the clean-up work, Henry Wang (who shot the video) can be seen with the others before, during and after the dive.

Underwater footage shows Wang picking up beer cans, golf balls, hats, and more.

These rims, removed from Cultus Lake, were part of the 470 pound trash that four members pulled out with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans on March 28-29, 2021. (YouTube / Henry Wang)

The team also found rims (usually used as anchors), paddles, pillows, dishes, plastic cups, and a metal trash can.

But the “strangest” item they found was a knee brace, he said.

This knee brace, which was removed from Cultus Lake, was part of the 470-pound trash that four members pulled out with divers for cleaner lakes and oceans on March 28-29, 2021.  (YouTube / Henry Wang)

This knee brace, which was removed from Cultus Lake, was part of the 470-pound trash that four members pulled out with divers for cleaner lakes and oceans on March 28-29, 2021. (YouTube / Henry Wang)

Later in the video, Wang holds up a white beer can with just the word “beer” on it in large black letters. Although there is no indication of what type of beer was in the can, some other information has been written on it.

“The only thing we can find here is upstairs and it says’ Please don’t throw it away,” “said Wang.

“You had a job and you screwed up!” he said with a laugh.

In total, the dive team pulled almost 500 pounds of rubbish from Cultus Lake during the two days.

“What a great day,” he said when the sun was shining brightly. “And it all came from this beautiful lake.”

Click here to see the video.

Henry Wang (left) was one of four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans who were out on Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29, hauling rubbish out of the waters.  (YouTube / Henry Wang)

Henry Wang (left) was one of four members with Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans who were out on Cultus Lake on March 28 and 29, hauling rubbish out of the waters. (YouTube / Henry Wang)

READ MORE: Invisible trash hauled from Cultus Lake by volunteer divers

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