Fleming College teamed up with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF) to host the 2nd Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up at Del Crary Park on Saturday, October 13th.
Together with more than 50 volunteers including Fleming students, staff and members of the community, the initiative made the following impact…
-> Cleaned up over 108 kg of trash, an increase of 194% from 2017 -> Picked up 3,502 cigarette butts -> Picked up 376 pieces of small plastic -> Cleaned up 1.2 km of shoreline
Photo of shorelne cleanup courtesy Fleming College
The Great Canadian Shoreline Clean Up is a national conservation program that provides Canadians the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.
The Shoreline Cleanup is now recognized as one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada, and it is great Fleming College is participating in this initiative.
Pollution is a growing concern—especially when it collects in our local parks where it can directly affect wildlife populations. According to WWF, Canada’s Living Planet Report, pollution including plastic waste and micro plastics are one of six leading causes to wildlife decline.