On Sunday, September 23, join the Cannery’s cleanup of Garry Point Park. Meet us at the signs that describe the history of Scotch Pond (they’re close to the northwest corner of the Garry Point parking lot) at 1:00pm. We’ll supply all the cleaning supplies. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes (no sandals, please).
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 WWF, 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.
Register for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
You can also 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.