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Stakeholders are joining forces to make it easier to report illegal dumping like that near the Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery reported in The NEWS on April 19.
In light of recent illegal dumping issues (see The NEWS, April 19), the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is joining forces with Nanaimo and District Crime Stoppers, Island Timberlands and TimberWest to crack down on illegal dumping across the region.
Combined, the RDN, Island Timberlands and TimberWest spend more than $200,000 each year combating illegal dumping. This includes paying for cleanup, staff time and waived fees at the landfill.
"Working together will certainly help us in our efforts to curb illegal dumping in the region," said RDN Deputy Chair Colin Haime. "This problem is terrible for the environment as well as expensive to address and we need help from the public and landowners to reduce its impact."