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:
- Signing up for our shoreline cleanup.
- Arriving on the day.
- Picking 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 May 2017 saw members of the Vancouver Aquarium clean over 300m of coastline, collecting over 100lbs of litter.
Some really interesting finds include:
- A usable pair of footwear
- Anchor chains
- Bicycle and truck tires
- Hundreds of cigarette butts, plastic and Styrofoam bits.
Our next cleanup is:
- Date: September 16, 2017
- Location: Iona Beach
Not a member? Join today
to gain access to Beachwalks and many other benefits.