World Wildlife Fund- Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up

“The Gatineau River Clean-up Project”

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them. You can make a world of difference by joining Canadians from coast to coast to coast to clean up shoreline litter in your community.

On September 24, 2012 –World Wildlife Fund –Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-up and “The Gatineau River Clean-up project” was implemented. This was a community improvement initiative involving 24 Secondary students and 1 principal from St. Michael’s High School, 2 teachers and 4 community volunteers. Participants paddled 8km along the Gatineau River between Low and Kazabazua, Quebec. By canoe, the students removed 1 tonne of garbage from the river shoreline!

About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup:

A joint conservation initiative from the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup presented by Loblaw Companies Limited aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory. Each year, the public support and general awareness of the program has increased, inspiring more volunteers to join in to make a difference. In 2010, the Shoreline Cleanup celebrated its 17th anniversary with 47,027 registrants nationwide.

For more information visit the website: www.wwf.ca/events/shoreline_cleanup/