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Phone: 250.495.4592
Office: Osoyoos, BC Canada
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Teams are usually paired in groups of two. Each team works independently, reporting their activities to the Manager of the project. Upon being assigned site files each surveying team traveled to the sites.

Upon arriving at a site, the teams safely park their vehicles. Traffic cones are place behind the vehicle, and team members dress in fluorescent orange/ yellow traffic vests to increase visibility. The teams then report their arrival to the Project Manager by cellular telephone.

Beginning at the front of the parked car, the team uses a "wheeled-measuring-device" to measure 50 feet ahead of the vehicle. Using street marking paint, an X is drawn on the pavement ahead of the vehicle, to denote the staring point of the survey site. From this point the team measures an additional 100 feet, marking the roadway with another X to show the mid-point of the survey site. A final measurement of an additional 100 feet, is marked with an X on the pavement, denoted the end of the survey site. Each site was therefore 200 feet in length.

The width of the site is measured from 1.5 feet inside the curb (in towards the centre of the roadway) to the outer edge of the site, up to a maximum width of 18 feet. This rule was set to include 1.5 feet into the street since the curb is a normal catchment structure, and local jurisdictions are often responsible for cleaning up litter caught by this structure. The maximum site width is 18 feet and a site that is 200 feet long by 18 feet wide is designated as a "fixed" site. In many instances a site is less than 18 feet wide. This may occur in commercial areas where storefronts are less than 18 feet from the roadways (plus 1.5 feet into the road). Sites less than 18 feet in width are designated as "variable" sites.