The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is coming

Last year I signed up our family to pick up rubbish along the waterline in what turned out to be our new neighbourhood. This year, we can’t participate in the big day, but I urge you to sign up for their 20th anniversary autumn clean up running the week of 21-29 September . It’s good fun. Bring rubber gloves and some tongs. In one short morning, volunteers across the country picked up over 136,000kg of rubbish along shorelines. You’re helping to protect marine life, some of which ends up in your stomach.

To find out more, and sign up for a clean up near you, visit

Image credits: The Canadian Press Images

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