In The News

Below are recent articles from local and national media covering events where Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans have participated. We appreciate media interest and are happy to tell you more about our projects and people. We also have plenty of photos to share. If you’d like more information, please contact us.


Keeping Squamish lakes clean, one dive at a time

[DISCOVER SQUAMISH]  May 28, 2018 – Group of skilled divers recover everything from bathing suits to go-pros… READ FULL ARTICLE


YMCA Peace Awards

[ROBERT LEE YMCA]  November 24, 2017 – Each year during Peace Week in November, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver awards Peace Medallions to remarkable individuals or groups taking action and inspiring others to find peaceful solutions to the challenges faced by communities… READ FULL ARTICLE


Volunteers prepare to clean up Alta Lake

[WHISTLER QUESTION]  July 21, 2017 – Garbage might still be accumulating every year in Whistler’s Alta Lake, but there’s some good news: the items are getting smaller… READ FULL ARTICLE


BC Parks and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2016

[BC PARKS BLOG]  December 16, 2016 – 2016 was BC Parks’ fifth year partnering to support the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup as a Conservation Supporter. We are happy to report that it was a successful year with community groups as well as BC Parks’ staff organizing and hosting cleanup events in many of our Provincial Parks… READ FULL ARTICLE


Trash and treasures in Squamish lakes

[THE SQUAMISH CHIEF]  November 3, 2016 – Divers pull out 220 pounds of trash from Brohm Lake. Crushed beer cans, vintage glass pop bottles, the frame of an old bike, a broken watch. These are items found inside Squamish lakes – areas some people use as unofficial landfills… READ FULL ARTICLE


Unseen garbage hauled up from Cultus Lake by volunteer divers

[THE CHILLIWACK PROGRESS]  Jul 18, 2016 – Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans tackled a popular cliff jumping spot near Lindell Beach last month. The volunteers hauled up more than 700 lbs of trash from the depths of Cultus Lake, near Chilliwack… READ FULL ARTICLE


Taking out the trash: Volunteer divers go all in to clean up B.C.’s garbage-filled waters

[THE PROVINCE]  Jun 25, 2016 – The weirdest thing Henry Wang has found in a B.C. lake is a drowned snake in a bottle. But he’d be more surprised if he plumbed the depths and found nothing at all… READ FULL ARTICLE


Camera discovered after years in lake

[THE SQUAMISH CHIEF]  Dec 3, 2015 – Divers track down cliff jumper from photo files following Brohm Lake cleanup… READ FULL ARTICLE


Second annual Great Lake Cleanup a rousing success

[PIQUE MAGAZINE]  July 22, 2014 – More than 800 lbs of garbage pulled from Whistler lakes. Golf balls, beer bottles, lighters, cameras, sunglasses and the seat from a classic car — those were just a few of the things pulled out of Whistler’s lakes during the second annual Great Lake Cleanup… READ FULL ARTICLE


Diving for garbage off West Van (Video)

[CBC NEWS]  April 3, 2014 – Kitchen appliances, fishing nets and industrial waste were found… WATCH VIDEO


Taking out the trash

[THE SQUAMISH CHIEF]  January 16, 2014 – Group of divers cleaning up lakes in Sea to Sky, Lower Mainland. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water Henry Wang and his group of divers have a message – there’s trash in Sea to Sky Corridor lakes. Lots of trash… READ FULL ARTICLE


Divers clean out Buntzen Lake

[THE TRI-CITIES NOW]  January 10, 2014 – Taking a dip in the chilly waters of Buntzen Lake in the middle of January isn’t for the timid. But don’t tell that to a group of volunteer divers who suited up on an overcast day to plunder the lake looking for garbage… READ FULL ARTICLE