United for Shoreline

Teaming up to cleanup always makes for great results. When senior and executive leaders from Westminster Savings Credit Union and Prospera Credit Union met at the White Rock pier, they did not expect the amoun...

What a Summer! Reconnecting Toronto to Shorelines

If you were in Toronto this summer, you may have been lucky enough to meet two summer educators of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Brad Staite and Connor Thompson, took to the community each week to enga...

The Return of the Unusual Item

Each year volunteers never fail to surprise us with what they find on their local shoreline. Our cleanups in 2016 revealed some pretty strange litter items, but an unusual item found two years in a row? What ar...

Clothes: A Threat to Our Oceans

By Kate Le Souef, manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup If you’re visiting us at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre this Tuesday and Wednesday, you’ll notice a massive art installation on our W...

Universal Language of Shoreline Cleanups

Does a shoreline cleanup in a different country speak a different language? We had the unique opportunity to connect with cleanup teams in Spain and Sweden to find out. We begin in Spain where Dolf DeJong, V...
West Coast Trail Cleanup Vancouver Aquarium

How to Overcome Litter Apathy

On my daily commute through the city I cycle past single use coffee cups, cigarette butts, straws, countless examples of food packaging, and once, even a discarded toaster oven — more litter than I have hands t...