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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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Open-water Swimming – and a New View of Water and Litter

I am relatively new to open-water swimming. Yes, I have been in a pool my whole life, but swimming outdoors is a completely different experience. In a pool, I can swim forever, but in open water, I tire easily. Sure it’s cold, the wetsuit takes some getting used to, and the shift in my stroke […]

Posted on July 25, 2013 3 min read Continue reading
Wanted: 64,000 Volunteers to Save our Shorelines

If you can imagine crossing Canada three times end to end – between Vancouver, B.C. to St. John’s, N.L. – then you might begin to recognize the impact that shoreline litter has had in the country. That distance – roughly 21,775 kilometres – is about the length of shoreline that has been cleaned throughout the […]

Posted on July 10, 2013 3 min read Continue reading
As Heavy as Ten Boeing 747 Jumbo Jets ... and Counting

You may already be aware that each year, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, mobilizes volunteers throughout Canada to clean our nation’s shorelines – anywhere where land meets water. But this effort, a partnership between Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, is actually part of a larger, global initiative called the International Coastal Cleanup, led by the Ocean Conservancy. […]

Posted on May 15, 2013 2 min read Continue reading
He's a Shoreline Superstar

Twelve-year-old Jack is passionate about shoreline cleanups.Photo credit: Jack Mogus. From an early age, Jack Mogus has been an active volunteer in his community in Oakville, O.N., currently serving on several advisory and steering committees advocating for numerous social justice initiatives. However, 12-year-old Jack is also passionate about environmental issues, and his enthusiasm for change […]

Posted on May 2, 2013 2 min read Continue reading
The Perfect School Project - Spring Shoreline Cleanups

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a joint direct action conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with an expanded spring shoreline cleanup program. Registration is now open for schools, scout and guide groups in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Québec to host a cleanup any day from April 1 through […]

Posted on January 17, 2013 2 min read Continue reading
It’s a Wrap: 2012 Shoreline Cleanup Numbers are in!

If you participated in this year’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup spring or fall cleanups, you probably know that at the end of each year the top 12 litter items, called the Dirty Dozen, are tallied and reported. This helps us understand which litter items are the most pervasive and problematic on Canada’s shorelines. If this […]

Posted on November 29, 2012 2 min read Continue reading
Retired Olympian Valerie Hould-Marchand on Shoreline Cleanup

As we get ready for the 19th annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, which kicks off this Saturday, Sept. 15 and goes through Sept. 23, retired synchronized swimmer and RBC Olympian Valerie Hould-Marchand talks about why she is “living blue” to protect Canada’s water. Valerie Hould-Marchand is a Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Champion and RBC Olympian. Below is […]

Posted on September 14, 2012 3 min read Continue reading
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

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