Monday, October 26, 2015

Over 40 lend a hand for Prince Rupert shore line clean up

Sunny skies and brisk temperatures greeted over 40 participants in Saturday's shoreline clean up in Prince Rupert, with the volunteers taking to the waterfront from Rushbrook to Cow Bay and along Hays Creek.

A number of photographs were posted to the shorelines website through the morning as work continued, with 158 kilograms of trash collected as part of the day's work.

Part of the Group taking part
in Saturday's shore 

line clean up
(photo from shoreline 

clean twitter feed)
Three of the forty plus Rupertites
taking part on Saturday's 

shoreline cleanup
(photo from shoreline 
clean twitter feed)

Prince Rupert was among a number of Canadian communities that dedicated Saturday towards cleaning up their waterfront environment.

For the local clean up, the City of Prince Rupert provided both garbage and recycling bags for the days work, as well as providing  for haulage of the garbage collected. Safeway donated coffee and donuts for those involved with the project, while the Port Edward Harbour Authority kept its facilities open for the volunteer group to make use of if required.

You can follow up on some of their work on the North Coast and across Canada from the twitter feed created for the shoreline cleanup group.

Now that the outdoor work is complete, the next item on the agenda for clean up organizer Caitlin Birdsall of the Vancouver Aquarium's North Coast initiative is an information session tomorrow night on the topic of Marine Meadows.

The session offers an opportunity to learn more about the evolution, ecology and future of seagrasses, with guest speaker Aaron Eger, a Masters candidate at the University of Victoria, who will provide some of the findings of his research into the variety of marine life that lives in the eelgrass beds of Chatham Sound.

The event takes place at 7 PM at the Prince Rupert Campus of Northwest Community College, on Wednesday, they take to the road with another event set for the Terrace Public Library at 7 PM.

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