Countdown is ON…Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

You see it along the shorelines of your local rivers, lakes, beaches…harmful, unseemly litter. Now is the perfect opportunity for you to do something about it, because the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup begins this weekend.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited and a joint conservation initiative of Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, is the largest direct-action conservation program in Canada. It’s also Canada’s largest contributor to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, which takes place around the same time.
Twelve percent of Canada’s surface is covered by water in the form of lakes, rivers and streams, and Canada’s coastline ‒ all 243,000 kilometres of it ‒ form the longest coastline in the world. Be part of the change you wish you see, and put some motion behind the mouth! This fall’s Shoreline Cleanup takes place from Sept. 21-29, but it’s still not too late to join an existing cleanup in your community – simply visit It’s that easy.

(c)WWF-Canada Katie Edmonds
© Katie Edmonds/ WWF-Canada

To celebrate our 20th anniversary this year, we’ve also designated “20-in-20″ cleanups this year that will be making a special effort to celebrate Shoreline Cleanup’s 20th year. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of these communities, we encourage you to join us:

* Also indicates a Shoreline Cleanup kick-off event.
We are still seeking volunteers, so visit, where you can search for a cleanup near you.