The TD Canada Trust Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC) is a conservation program aimed at removing litter from along Canadian rivers, lakes, wetlands and oceans. Volunteers work together to help create safer, garbage-free habitats for Canada’s wildlife and gather valuable information at the same time. Each debris item collected is recorded on special data cards, and the data are used to target, through education and legislation, the behaviours that produce the most aquatic debris.
Coordinated nationally by the Vancouver Aquarium, this year’s cleanup dates are September 16-24, 2006.
The Vancouver Aquarium will supply basic cleanup materials and assist with publicizing your cleanup. All you need to do is choose a convenient site, put together a group of volunteers, and register your cleanup.
For more information or to register, please visit our website at http://www.vanaqua.org/cleanup, or call (toll free) 1-877-427-2422.