Hello! I just wanted to write and let you know I have joined the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. It’s a truly unique event across Canada with over 300,000 people have already signed up to participate in, and where 30 minutes or so of volunteering not only has a direct impact on the health of our neighbourhood, but also makes us feel really good to know the environment is being watched and cared for by us, too!
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, is presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is a conservation initiative of Vancouver Aquarium and WWF and is one of the largest contributors to the International Coastal Cleanup, making our participation part of global effort.
I volunteered to be the site coordinator for a cleanup locaition right here in our neighborhood – the trail and water between Castlerock and Weldrick. You might know what I’m talking about, it’s where my family and I take my dog for walks, it’s where we ride our bikes and sometimes my mom and I walk to school there. It’s important to me that we all keep it clean, my team is called Keep It Clean and I hope you’ll join me!
When: SUNDAY September 23th 2012
Where: Richvale Greenway Park. We’ll be meeting at the main sign on Castle Rock Drive just west of Kitsilano Cres on the North side.
What to bring: Garbage Bag, gloves, rainboots, wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty
Where to register: http://shorelinecleanup.ca/en/og/use-code/98B68D-79360
I hope that you want to come and if bring a friend too. It will be a great day and we will together feel good about taking care of environment so close to home.
Top 5 Reasons Why We Need To Keep It Clean
1. We live here. This is where we walk, run and bike.
2. Shoreline litter can harm the ecosystem and reduce the cleanliness and quality of the water.
3. Litter can kill – literally. Small animals can get trapped in pieces of net, plastic and wire.
4. Animals can eat litter thinking that it is food. It makes them sick and they don’t know better. They cannot always tell the difference.
5. The animals aren’t the ones littering. We are. The animals can’t clean up. We have to.
Looking forward to seeing and meeting you there!
If you need more information, please visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca or email me at Hannah@callmehannah.ca