What is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup™?
The Shoreline Cleanup promotes an understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through local cleanups. This is presented by Loblaw Companies ltd. and a joint effort between WWF Canada and the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise Initiative.
As Simple as 1-2-3
You can make our shorelines safe, fun and family-friendly! Standing up against shoreline litter can be as simple as:
- Signup for our shoreline cleanup
- Arrive on the day
- Pick up garbage
We provide equipment such as reusable gloves, pickers, and collection buckets. Join us as we reduce our single-use waste by bringing your own re-useable bottles, especially since members can enjoy complimentary refreshments during our cleanups!
What Members Found on Previous Cleanups
A recent event in June 2018 saw members of the Vancouver Aquarium clean over 500m of coastline, collecting over 40lbs of litter.
Some really interesting finds include:
- A flash disk
- Discarded piping
- A stroller tire
- Hundreds of cigarette butts, plastic and foam bits.
Our next cleanup will be Summer 2018.
Not a member? Join today
to gain access to Beachwalks and many other benefits.