The District joined the Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup in 2018 and officially became one of the first municipalities in Canada to be designated a Clean Shoreline Community.
Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup is a non-profit organization that is one of the largest conservation programs in Canada, focused on engaging citizens to protect their waterways.
West Vancouver citizens have a long history of stewardship of our parks and waterways. Our waterfront deserves the same care and protection. The District's partnership with Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is meant to strengthen environmental stewardship by building community awareness about keeping our beaches clean.
Clean Shoreline Community Cleanups
On April 22, 2018 (Earth Day) the District held its first official Clean Shoreline Community cleanup event at Whytecliff Park. A group of 20 volunteers collected 27 bags of garbage weighing almost 500 lbs from Cliff Cove Beach. The litter they removed included a lot of styrofoam, some tires, a yoga mat, a patio furniture mattress and miscellaneous rope and plastic sheeting.
This year, the District hosted the West Vancouver Community Cleanup from April 21 to 28, 2023. This event was a huge success!
There were 181 participants and they cleaned up 186 pounds of garbage from beaches and neighbourhoods across West Vancouver!
If you weren’t able to participate, you can host your own cleanup anytime through Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter-collection tools for your event.
Lead a Cleanup
Shoreline cleanups take place any time of year—anywhere that land connects with water, including creeks, streams, rivers, oceans and even storm drains. Every cleanup makes a positive impact on shorelines, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.
Everything you need to know about leading your own cleanup is available through Ocean Wise Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter-collection tools for your event.