Friday, September 22, 2023

Shoreline Saturdays – Cleanup Event

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides everyone the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time!

Join the Nature Centre at a Shoreline Clean-up to help better understand the types of garbage affecting Lethbridge’s shorelines. All you need is gloves, a bag (or bucket), and a checklist to track the types of garbage found. Remember to wear sturdy footwear, dress for the weather, and bring a friend!

Shoreline Saturdays Celebrate your Shoreline on the first Saturday of every month from May to September! If you need supplies, visit the Helen Schuler Nature Centre anytime between 10am-4pm to pick up gloves, a bag, and data sheet, then go for a stroll and track the litter you pick up! When you are done, submit your data as part of the national Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup database.

*Certificates are available upon request. This is especially helpful for high school students looking to get volunteer hours!*


–> Your shoreline starts at your front door – litter that enters storm drains at the street level will generally lead directly into the river. Cleaning up litter ANYWHERE is helpful and makes a big difference to our watershed’s health! Please track the litter you find using the data card.
–> Before picking up litter at any time of year, be sure to read the safety information, and follow the latest recommendations set out by public health officials regarding COVID-19. All cleanups must adhere to the ‘Organizing a Solo, Household, or Small Team Cleanup’ Guidelines.

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