Last year the Gulf of Georgia Cannery cleaned up 72 kg of litter from Garry Point Park as a part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Join us in making a difference this year! We just signed up to participate for a second year in a row. Although the event is in September, we thought we would plant the seed in your minds now. That way, there is no excuse not to participate!
If you are interested in joining us, we will be cleaning up the beach section of Garry Point Park on Saturday, September 28th from 1pm onward. Register now or stay tuned for further updates in September 2013.
The Vancouver Aquarium has coordinated cleanups in Canada since 1994, when a small team of volunteers conducted a local shoreline cleanup in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a joint conservation program between the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Foundation, is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory. Since the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup became a national program in 2002, more than one million kilograms of shoreline litter have been removed from Canada’s waterways.
Share in celebrating their 20th anniversary and adopt any shoreline near you — a local river bank, lake shore, beach, pond edge, stream, anywhere where land meets water. Visit ShorelineCleanup.ca to find or propose a shoreline near you that still needs help.