This BLOG is maintained by the Council and its Areas – Burlington, Credit Hills, Mississauga, North Waterloo, Oakville, Wellington & Yellow Briar

Is there a litter season?

Spring is in the air (and trash is on the ground), there is no such thing as a litter season, which is why our shoreline cleanups are now a year-round affair. Pick any time of year that works for you or select from one of our new special nationwide cleanup weeks for each season.

Spring
Schoolyard Cleanup Week: April 15 – 22

Summer
Parks Cleanup Week: June 3 – 10
Corporate Cleanup Week: July 8 – 15

Fall & Winter
Youth Cleanup Week: September 15 – 23

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Schoolyard Cleanup Week
April 15-22, 2016

This year, we welcome school groups to not only clean their local shorelines but their schoolyards too! Join classrooms across Canada from April 15-22 for Schoolyard Cleanup Week.

REGISTER A SCHOOLYARD CLEANUP

Extend the learning experience before and after the cleanup with our free curriculum guides, specific to each province and territory.

DOWNLOAD FREE CURRICULUM

And our early bird cleanup award goes to…

Habitat Island along False Creek is nice and tidy thanks to Richard and his team from United Chartering. They cleaned this Vancouver shoreline on January 17, making them our first official cleanup of the year.

What did they find? 70 kg of trash, including a sleeping bag, shower cap and even a plastic frog!

Can 10 people make a difference?

We’re excited to share footage from last summers’ West Coast Trail cleanup. You’ll never believe what they found. Will you share this video and inspire friends and family to keep our shorelines clean?

WATCH AND GET INSPIRED

Are you on the list?

April 10 – 16 marks National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. As a thanks to our 60,000+ volunteers across Canada, we have just posted our Shoreline Cleanup Honour Roll.

This is a list of the biggest cleanups from 2015, as well as our longest serving Site Coordinators. More than 40 groups have been cleaning for 10+ years!

GET ON THE LIST

One seal pup’s happy ending highlights
the impact of marine debris

Olympian Maëlle Ricker joined us to release her namesake seal pup into the wild, a seal pup who was found with fishing net caught around her neck. This little seal was one of the lucky ones.

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