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Join The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™

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About The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™

A joint conservation initiative between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF Canada, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™, aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.

The Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Ltd., is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually across the nation. Each year, public support and general awareness of the program has increased, inspiring more volunteers to join and make a difference. We hope you will join us in making this year's shoreline cleanup the biggest yet.

A national conservation initiative of

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Take A Stand Against Shoreline Litter

Be a cleanup champion and clean a shoreline this spring and fall. Simply search our map and lead or join a cleanup near you.

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Our Impact

In 2010, tens of thousands of volunteers cleaned a distance of 2,235 km and removed more than 98,000 kg of litter. Since 2003, our annual cleanups have removed more than 88,600 garbage bags and 760,000 kg of litter from our shorelines. Shoreline litter can have far-reaching and long lasting effects by altering the sensitive balance of ecosystems. Animals are at a disadvantage when faced with shoreline litter: the biggest dangers they face are entanglement and ingestion. In addition to being a visual and economic burden, shoreline litter also poses safety concerns for people.

Our Purpose

Our mission is to promote understanding and education about shoreline litter issues by encouraging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. Our vision is a fully engaged and committed Canadian public that keeps all Canadian shorelines free from litter.

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