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Welcoming Another Clean Shoreline Community
West Vancouver joins Canada's largest cleanup program as an official Clean Shoreline Community
Posted on May 7, 2018
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The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is pleased to welcome the District of West Vancouver as an official Clean Shoreline Community, joining Calgary, Hamilton and Vancouver as the latest Canadian city to adopt the green designation awarded by one of the largest direct-action conservation programs in Canada.

West Vancouver celebrated its first Clean Shoreline Community cleanup at Whytecliff Park on Earth Day. The designation recognizes West Vancouver’s commitment to care for the environment by engaging its citizens in fun, family-friendly events through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Volunteers cleaned up more than 226 kilograms of litter and prevented 27 garbage bags worth of trash from entering the water.

“The District of West Vancouver is committed to engaging citizens in helping protect our spectacular ocean beaches, salmon streams, wilderness parks and river watersheds for future generations,” said Matthew MacKinnon, District Environmental Manager for West Vancouver. “By becoming a Clean Shoreline Community, we aim to involve even more citizens in local stewardship of our parks, shorelines and waterways.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome the District of West Vancouver as the latest Canadian city to become a Clean Shoreline Community,” said Kate Le Souef, Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. “West Vancouver’s parks, nature trails and waterways are among the most diverse and beautiful in the country. Becoming a Clean Shoreline Community shows the municipality’s commitment to keeping shorelines healthy for the people and wildlife that depend on them.”

Le Souef said her program works with Clean Shoreline Communities to engage citizens in local cleanup events — providing resources and event support such as trash removal, organizational help, tools to track litter collected and more. To find out how your city can become a Clean Shoreline Community, visit ShorelineCleanup.ca for more information.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is one of the largest direct-action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation partnership by Ocean Wise and WWF-Canada, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. www.ShorelineCleanup.ca


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