Banff Lake Clean-up

Location: Banff Lake Cleanup at Lake Minnewanka Cliff Dive Site

Date: September 13, 2020 - CONFIRMED. (probably back at Quarry Lake in Canmore for 2021)

What: Lake clean-up dive - open to 1st 20 registered divers only!

Cost:  FREE, PLUS will need Canada National Park Pass (choose day, weekend, annual, purchase in advance or at Park Gate)

Hosted By: UW Outlaws Scuba Club (Calgary) & the AUC volunteers

RSVP to: AUC's TidyHQ Event Portal

Event Times:

9:00 am Registration & Waivers

10:00 am Dive Safety Briefing

12:00 pm Lunch & Presentations

1:00 pm 2nd dive if wanted & conditions allow

3:00 pm Clean-up site, document & remove trash collected to Park garbage bins, pack-up dive gear, lock gate, etc.

 

Please Come out to collect some trash underwater and help keep our Alberta lakes, rivers, and waterways & National Parks debris free!

Location: Lake Minnewanka (past the boat launch & concession) Banff, Alberta

NOTE: YES! Event Status is GO! But with limited participants & physical distancing due to COVID-19.

UW LAKE CLEANUP at Lake Minnewanka Cliff's Dive Site - Permit approved with thanks from Parks Canada

 

NOTE: Confirmed to have access to gate (just past boat launch & concession) & able to drive thru & park next to picnic shelter, suggest that divers gear up at vehicle or tailgate, then walk down to beach after Dive Safety Briefing.

 

LIMITED NUMBERS, MUST RSVP Via Registering online here for the first 20 divers only!

 

 

COVID-19 Protocols to be followed: 

  • Limit the numbers of participants via pre-registration (20 Divers maximum & 8-10 Shore Support Volunteers)

  • Minimize interaction and require all participants to maintain physical distance of at least 2 meters (6 ft)

  • Check temperatures (hand-held thermometer on site) and confirm that no one participates if feeling ill

  • WAIVERS & RISK AWARENESS FORMS for both scuba diving and COVID-19 must be read & voluntarily signed prior to participation

  • Contact details (name, phone #, email) must be provided for contact tracing afterwards if required

  • Sanitizing of registration surfaces and encourage hand sanitizing/washing soap/water through-out the event

  • Encourage use of individual face masks/coverings during Registration, Dive Safety Briefing, during Dive Buddy Gear Checks, etc.

  • Encourage divers to handle only their own equipment, must sanitize before and after if assisting another (unless established cohorts or family members

  • Encourage divers to stay at least 2 meters away from others when clearing their nose, sinuses or throat at the lake surface or after a dive

  • Encourage frequent hand washing after handling & documenting trash collected

  • NO FOOD or DRINKS PROVIDED – participants must bring their own

  • Anyone with increased risk of severe COVID-19 for themselves or family members should be encouraged not to participate

 

Divers, Please Remember to Bring:

  • All your dive gear and tanks (at least 2 or more) - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, weight belt, dive computer, hood, gloves

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, writing slate, compass, a tarp to change on

  • Your certification card and logbook 

  • Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between

  • MUST bring your own Lunch or snack, water, juice, etc., no food/lunch/drink provided due to COVID

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

  • Small amount of cash for potential raffle draws (if available)                                                           

  • PROVIDED: AUC will provide mesh bags for trash & an emergency cutting device for all lake cleanup volunteer divers!

  • THANK YOU!

 

 

Remember: Please keep scuba gear tidy & respect others right to use the park. 

Must bring or rent all your own scuba gear, plus 1-2 tanks. 

Surprise Raffles for donated prized from sponsors like our local generous dive shops are often available so bring your cash!!  Want a 2nd dive after?? Possible if conditions favourable but on your own.

Event details subject to change without notice, please check FacebookWebsite just prior.

Divers, Remember to Bring:
  • All your dive gear and tanks - BCD, regulators, drysuit/wetsuit, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights, dive computer, hood, gloves

  • Other dive gear that you will find useful to bring: dive light, knife, writing slate, compass & a small tarp

  • Your certification card and logbook 

  • Warm clothing, even if the sun is shining, be prepared for typical Alberta weather which could include rain, snow, and everything in between

  • Bring your own lunch or snack, juice, water, etc. Most events DO NOT include food and water due to COVID.

  • Lawn chair, bug spray, sunscreen

  • Small amount of cash for registration fees if applicable, donations, membership, raffle draws (if available)

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