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Bowen shoreline cleanup
After summer recreation, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an ideal chance for residents to make a difference in their communities by cleaning shorelines of potentially harmful litter.
On September 21 and 22, volunteers from Bowen Island will come together to clean up Cape Roger Curtis and Bowen Bay Beach. To volunteer, contact Pam Dicer (604-947-9558) for the Saturday initiative at Cape Roger Curtis and Wendy Seale-Bakes (604-947-2457) for the Sunday event at Bowen Bay Beach.
By removing shoreline litter, participants in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup are helping prevent animal entanglement, water contamination and dangers for water-based activities such as boating and swimming. Over its history, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has helped to remove approximately 1.2 million kilograms of shoreline litter – the approximate weight of 259 school buses.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a joint conservation initiative between Vancouver Aquarium and WWF and is presented by Loblaw Companies Limited.
It is the largest direct-action conservation initiative in Canada. “We’re very excited to be participating in the Shoreline Cleanup says Wendy Seale-Bakes, site coordinator for the Bowen Bay cleanup. “This national conservation effort is a great chance for everyone to get involved and play an important role in keeping the Bowen Island coastline healthy for our community and the plants and animals that rely on our waters for survival.”