Photograph and caption of campground is misleading

a photo of the Similkameen Farmworkers Campground with a caption that led the reader to believe the Campground Society was negligent

To the Editor:

In the Dec. 1 edition of the Review a photo of the Similkameen Farmworkers Campground with a caption that led the reader to believe the Campground Society was negligent in their responsibility for the clean up of the area.

The photo and caption does a disservice to all the efforts our society has made for the good of the community.

I want to bring your attention to the fact that on Oct. 16 a team of volunteers went to the campsite and cleaned up every last tent, piece of furniture and every scrap of paper leaving the site ready for the environment to regenerate itself.

The volunteers also pulled up the large sign, porta potties, garbage bins and dumpster. The photo in question depictes litter which I believe came from the “other element” that was present throughout the season.

As far as the farmworkers campground being a failure I beg to differ. For two years we established a temporary site knowing full well and good that it was just that a temporary solution, and it fulfilled its purpose. After a public meeting in October with representatives from Keremeos council, BCFGA and RDOS and a farm workers group it was established that the campground should be moved to Cawston. Those efforts are being investigated for next season.

Doe Gregoire, Cawston


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