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Give Back To The Community At The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Every year, tons of people visit Vancouver’s beaches, and as a result, the beaches are left with tons of litter overtime. Thanks to the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, this mess is fixed up, with the help of people like you of course!

That time of the year has arrived, as summer is slowly coming to an end, it’s time Vancouverites get together to help take part in the annual cleanup of our beautiful beaches! Though you may think, one person won’t make a difference, you’d be surprised by just how much is thrown onto our beaches, and how desperately they do need your help!

Thousands of volunteers gathered in 2011 to tackle the mess of the beaches, the stats were as follows:

  • 3, 144 km of shoreline cleaned
  • 351,238 cigarette butts
  • 71, 2000 plastic bags
  • 39, 308 bottles
  • even a few false teeth, and fully decorated Christmas trees!

Now’s your chance to do something great for you community, starting this Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. running until September 23, you can take part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

First time volunteering? It’s easy! All you need to bring with you are a pair of reusable gloves if you have them, if not there will be disposable gloves on site. This organization and event has been around 18 years, since 1994! For more information and to sign up for volunteer or other assistance, click here.

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