Grab your workgloves and head to the beach to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! The official clean up runs from September 15th -30th and you can still sign up by visiting this interactive map to find a clean up near you.
Did you know that aquatic debris is one of the biggest threats currently facing our oceans and waterways. Fortunately, this is a problem that we can tackle hands-on. By participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, you can actually see the impact you’ve had over the course of a single day.
I’ve volunteered to be a Site Coordinator and my family and I, along with several other volunteers are participating in a clean up on Sunday, September 16th, our group is called the Gondola Point Beach Bums!
Check out these impressive stats for the 2011 Clean Up:
3,144 km - Distance cleaned
143,737 kg - Weight of litter removed
Top 5 litter items:
351,238 - Cigarette butts
110,018 - Food wrappers
71,200 - Plastic Bags
65,220 - Caps, Lids
39,308 - Beverage Bottles (plastic)
Make an Impact -
Help preserve our fragile aquatic ecosystems by taking part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.