WATERCOURSE PROTECTION

Clean Shoreline Community

The District joined the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in 2018 and officially became a designated Clean Shoreline Community. Great Canadian 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.

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.

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.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Earth Day, and we look forward to the next shoreline cleanup event!

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