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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 Fun-tastic Cleanup for Everyone

By Hank Jones, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Site Coordinator It’s time again for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup! We have enjoyed our shorelines for another summer. Now it’s time to get ready for this fall’s cleanup, taking place Sept. 15-23. Our section of the Constance Bay shoreline in Ontario is mostly well-used sand beaches along […]

Posted on September 5, 2012 3 min read Continue reading
Underwater Dive Uncovers an Abundance of Litter Items

Earlier today, on behalf of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a dive team from the Vancouver Aquarium went underwater off the dock in Cates Park, North Vancouver to scour for marine debris in the Burrard Inlet. They came across a number of litter items – some fairly typical, some unusual, all representing the potential harm that can […]

Posted on August 9, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
Wedding Dress, Anyone? Shoreline Litter Comes in All Forms.

By Jill Dwyer, program manager for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup When participants of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, scoured shorelines over the last few years during annual cleanups (coordinated by Vancouver Aquarium and WWF), they were expecting to find the usual suspects – cigarette butts, food wrappers/containers, and plastic shopping […]

Posted on July 24, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
School Kids Come Clean

All throughout the month of May, approximately 200 schools, scout and guide groups and youth groups are spring cleaning their local shorelines as part of the spring educational program of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, and a joint conservation initiative between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF. Earlier this month, we […]

Posted on May 24, 2012 3 min read Continue reading
Tsunami Cleanup Registry

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, and jointly led by Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, is launching a volunteer sign-up registry to help address the anticipated arrival of Japanese tsunami debris on Canada’s West Coast. This new registry will support local, provincial and federal cleanup planning efforts. Add your name to the […]

Posted on May 10, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
Opportunity Knocks to Help Your Local Community

A pencil sharpener was one unusual item collected by a youth in Canada during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (Photo Credit: Rebecca Obretenov). Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the late Jacques Cousteau, led a shoreline cleanup and celebration this past Earth Day (April 22) at Salt Creek Beach in California. When asked why he headed up […]

Posted on May 2, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
Local Ripples, Global Waves – New Data From 2011 International Coastal Cleanup

Last fall, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a joint collaboration between the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Federation and presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, was a proud part of the 2011 International Coastal Cleanup, a global initiative to clean up the world’s shorelines. Results from last year’s global effort have just been released, demonstrating that once […]

Posted on March 30, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
Celebrate World Water Day by Joining the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Water is a precious resource and commodity. It covers about 71 per cent of the world’s surface. Few realize that no matter where you are in the world, the water near you is connected to the water on the other side of the world, and freshwater rivers and lakes are connected to salt water bays and […]

Posted on March 22, 2012 3 min read Continue reading

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