Garry Point Park Shoreline Cleanup – Sunday, September 23rd

Sunset at Garry Point Park, Photo by: Kam Lau

Join the Gulf of Georgia Cannery staff and other community members at Garry Point Park this Sunday and be a part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Wear your Wellies and be prepared to get wet, while you do your part to improve the environment you live in!!

  • What: The Cannery’s shoreline cleanup of Garry Point Park.
  • Where: Meet up at the signs that describe the history of Scotch Pond (they are close to the northwest corner of the Garry Point parking lot).
  • When: Sunday, September 23rd at 1:00pm.
  • How to prepare: Wear closed-toe footwear, gloves, and dress accordingly with comfortable clothing.

The Vancouver Aquarium has coordinated cleanups in Canada since 1994, when a small team of volunteers conducted a local shoreline cleanup in Vancouver’s Stanley Park. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a joint conservation program between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, is now one of the largest direct action environmental events in Canada, engaging tens of thousands of participants annually in every province and territory. Since the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup became a national program in 2002, more than one million kilograms of shoreline litter have been removed from Canada’s waterways.

Register for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

You can also adopt any shoreline near you—a local river bank, lake shore, beach, pond edge, stream, anywhere where land meets water. Visit ShorelineCleanup.ca to find or propose a shoreline near you that still needs help.

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