The Alouette River Management Society along with Maple Ridge Adopt-a-Block will lend a hand to fight shoreline litter, cleaning Horseman’s Park, Maple Ridge Park, Davidson’s Pool and Golden Ears Provincial Park.
Everyone will meet at Maple Ridge Park for supplies and maps anytime from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14.
Every September, tens of thousands of Canadians band together through the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited to fight shoreline litter, a key threat to our waterways.
A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup is the largest direct action conservation program in Canada.
This September, join us as we mark the 20th anniversary of the Shoreline Cleanup.
Over its history, the Shoreline Cleanup has mobilized more than 500,000 individuals across Canada to help keep our rivers, lakes and oceans healthy for the communities and wildlife that depend on them.
In 2012, participants removed 136,036 kilograms of litter from 3,102 kilometres of shoreline. Last year, the top three items that were found littering our shorelines included: cigarettes, cigarette filters, food wrappers, food containers, and plastic bags.
This year’s Shoreline Cleanup runs Sept. 21 to 29. To learn more or to register for a cleanup in your community, go to ShorelineCleanup.ca.
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