Yesterday, smoke filled the air as tens of thousands of pot enthusiasts descended on Vancouver’s Sunset Beach for the annual 4/20 protest.
Today is a very different as clean up begins under cloudy skies and light rain.
Garbage is being collected and piled up on the now muddy field behind the beach.
Howard Norman is the Director of Parks Operations, and is thankful it didn’t rain on Wednesday.
“If it was pouring rain, and it would have been muddy, it could have been like a Woodstock, too as far as the mud, right? But it was fairly hot, so it wasn’t as bad as it could have been if it was soaking wet.”
In total, Nine Park Board staff are busy cleaning up the garbage left behind by pot enthusiasts.
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Meanwhile Sarah Kirby-Yung still fuming
The chair of the Vancouver Park Board is not happy about how the event rolled out.
Sarah Kirby-Yung says 4/20 organizers were dishonest and set up tents on Sunset beach, blocking the seawall despite saying they wouldn’t.
Kirby-Yung says the Park Board will never issue a permit to sanction the event because it violates anti-smoking bylaws.
“The Vancouver Park Board has been really vocal from the beginning that we didn’t want to have the event at Sunset Beach, we don’t think it’s an appropriate location. And the Board will be looking at all options to avoid having it here in 2017.”
She also found it deeply concerning that minors were being sold pot right left and centre.
Staff hope to have the mess cleaned up by this afternoon.
Food packaging,water bottles&other objects found along shoreline,field&BBQ pit.9 team members cleaning up after 4/20 pic.twitter.com/hOIpfpx33S— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) April 21, 2016
PB crews out this morning since 5:30am cleaning up Sunset Beach Park after 4/20 event pic.twitter.com/UV8SGITyqn— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) April 21, 2016