Thursday, October 20, 2016

Prince Rupert waterfront and Hays Creek area the focus for Shoreline clean up 2016

The annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up takes place Saturday morning, with the Prince Rupert waterfront, (or at least those areas of it that residents are allowed on these days) and the Hays Creek area to be the attention of local volunteers.

The launching spot for the Clean Up is the Rushbrook Harbour area on the east side of the City with volunteers asked to arrive by 10AM on Saturday for the two hours of clean up ahead.

The Shoreline Cleanup is a national event with Canadians from Coast to Coast to Coast taking part in the two hour event, a project that first started in Vancouver back in 1994.

Since that time the project has expanded to many communities, with Prince Rupert residents answering the call over the years when it comes to the local waterfront areas.

Last year 2,016 groups across Canada registered for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, with 59,136 participants Canada wide taking to shorelines of the nation, collecting some 15,776 Bags of debris.

The national organization offers up a glimpse of some of the debris that they have collected, with this list from the 2013 Shoreline cleanup providing just a few ideas of the challenges that clean up crews face. A look at some of the Cross Canada plans can be found here.

If you need more information on the project contact Caitlin at for more details.

As the Clean Up moves ahead on Saturday keep your eye on the National Facebook page for the event or their twitter feed, just in case some of the local volunteers have a camera handy to record the efforts on the North Coast.

For a look at current and past Community events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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