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The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation partnership by Ocean Wise and WWF, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shorelines through cleanups.
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Cleaning up Tsunami Debris from the West Coast Trail

When I first heard about the chance to volunteer with helping to clean up the West Coast Trail in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, I wasn’t sure what I might be signing up for. But when Kate Le Souef, Vancouver Aquarium Tsunami Debris cleanup coordinator, told me that we would be flying in and out […]

Posted on October 3, 2014 4 min read Continue reading
From Umbrellas to Plastic Bottles, Shoreline Cleanups Are Underway Coast to Coast

To celebrate the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, volunteers came out from coast to coast to clean their community beaches, lakes, rivers and streams last weekend. WWF Canada and the Vancouver Aquarium hosted six celebration events across the country in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax and St. John’s, all contributing […]

Posted on September 25, 2014 3 min read Continue reading
Celebrating Shoreline Cleanups from Coast to Coast

Today, Vancouver Aquarium staff members and volunteers join thousands of people across Canada and around the world in celebrating the annual International Coastal Cleanup. The cleanup at Iona Beach Regional Park in Richmond will be one of many events held across the country in various communities to help keep Canada’s lakes, rivers, streams and oceans […]

Posted on September 20, 2014 2 min read Continue reading
A Tale of Two Cities on a Shoreline Cleanup

Yesterday morning in waterways contiguous to Ottawa, Ontario and to Vancouver, British Columbia, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup held two underwater cleanup events to help raise awareness about shoreline and ocean pollution. The results of these dives could not have been more different; had there been a contest to see which team brought up more […]

Posted on September 4, 2014 3 min read Continue reading
Cleaning up Sea Otter Cove

“Hey Will, there’s a Japanese skiff washed ashore near Cape Palmerston!” That was what my friend Mike called to tell me last March. “I know.” I said, “I spotted it in January of 2013. It’s pretty beat up.” “No,” Mike replied, “this is another one and it’s in good shape. We could salvage it!” And […]

Posted on September 3, 2014 4 min read Continue reading
Shoreline Trash Becomes Art on the North Coast

Sometimes with a little nourishing, a small idea can grow into something much larger – in this case a nine foot, plastic-covered totem pole. Each year, students in Tasha Parker’s art classes at Charles Hays Secondary School in Prince Rupert undertake a community project, using art to create dialogue or raise awareness of an issue […]

Posted on August 30, 2014 4 min read Continue reading
Moving a Mountain Of Tsunami Debris, One Plastic Bottle at a Time

As our boat approached George Fraser Island, just three kilometres south of Ucluelet on Vancouver Island, the rocky shoreline actually looked pretty clean. We could see one or two fishing floats, but not much else. We were there as part of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. […]

Posted on August 8, 2014 3 min read Continue reading
Getting Butts Off Our Beaches with TerraCycle

TerraCycle and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, began working together in 2012, and with the help of over 58,000 volunteers annually, have recycled over 460,000 cigarette butts – one of the most commonly littered items on beaches around the world. This year, we are hoping to recycle all of the cigarette butts […]

Posted on August 5, 2014 4 min read Continue reading

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