Surrey’s Needle pick-up program is up and running again but only as a temporary revival.
It’s called the ‘Rig-Dig’ program and is organized by the Lookout Society.
Spokesperson Shayne Williams says the Lookout Foundation came through with funding.
“A funding of $10,000 that will see us through to the fiscal year end at the end of March 2017.”
Williams is hoping other funding providers will step up to the plate.
“We’re also shopping the proposal to many granters across the region, in the hopes that somebody picks up that this is an important contribution and needs to continue.”
Between April to August this year, 21,000 needles were picked-up, a 200 per cent increase from the year before.
He says it costs about $50,000 to run the program yearly.
The program came to a halt in early September after the society failed to secure a provincial gaming grant.