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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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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
Cleaning Shorelines in Style

A shoreline cleanup may not sound like a glamourous event, but this is bound to change, thanks to student-turned-fashion-designer Kylee Gill from White Rock B.C. Kylee has strived to develop a connection between fashion and everyday life, and her Trinity Apparel Line for young girls includes some truly innovative concepts. Kylee explains that “This fashion […]

Posted on June 6, 2014 2 min read Continue reading
A Call to Action: 5.5 Million Kg of Worldwide Coastal Debris

The results are hot off the press: more than 5.5 million kilograms of trash was removed by nearly 650,000 volunteers from shorelines around the world last year through the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup – the most shoreline debris ever collected in the event’s history. This new total is an indicator of the tremendous amount of ocean […]

Posted on May 26, 2014 3 min read Continue reading
Diving into Marine Debris

Global adventurer and ocean advocate Ben Lecomte is the newest ambassador for Vancouver Aquarium and WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited. Lecomte is an open water swimmer who set a world record in 1998 as the only person to have swum across the Atlantic Ocean without a kickboard. He plans to swim […]

Posted on April 23, 2014 2 min read Continue reading

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