Volunteers fill industrial bin with beach trash

  • Sep. 21, 2012 9:00 a.m.

Submitted by Chris Ashurst-Last weekend BC Parks hosted the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in Naikoon Park, and what a great, productive day it was. With the sun shining, around 40 people turned up at the Tow Hill parking lot, grabbed garbage bags, and hit the shoreline.From the Blow Hole to Rose Spit and down to the Oeanda River, volunteers strode out in trucks, on ATVs, and by foot. They hauled foam, plastic, tires, barrels, gas cans, propane tanks, rope, crab traps, and all manner of floating garbage that came to our shores from as far away as the other side of the Pacific, and as close to home as our own community.Load after load of garbage quickly filled an industrial bin with 25 cubic metres of beach debris. That’s hundreds of garbage cans’ worth, all in one day! Of course there’s still a lot of debris out there, and more to come, but it’s good to know that if we come together we can make a dent.

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