…And help keep our waters healthy for everyone!
On September 18th, we’re cleaning up the Lachine Canal in Montreal! But you don’t have to be from here to help! The whole week is dedicated to cleaning shorelines across Canada.
Dates: September 17 – 25, 2011About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community.
A joint conservation initiative from the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup presented by Loblaw Companies Limited aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory. Each year, the public support and general awareness of the program has increased, inspiring more volunteers to join in to make a difference. In 2010, the Shoreline Cleanup celebrated its 17th anniversary with 47,027 registrants nationwide.
1. Become a Site Coordinator and organize a cleanup in your community.
2. Register to participate in an already organized cleanup.
Start by searching our online map at ShorelineCleanup.ca to find a cleanup near you. You can even suggest new cleanup sites.