It may have been cold and rainy today but volunteers didn’t seem to care as they picked up litter from Iona Beach in Richmond.
A total of 700 kilos of garbage was collected.
Great Canadian Shoreline Manager Kate Le Souef spoke with Shane Foxman on CKNW Weekend, saying over 300 people came for the event.
“It was heartening to see 300 brave souls out there. It was pouring out there and it didn’t stop them. We had kids, we had families, and we had our great sponsors from YVR and Loblaws. We had people from the Vancouver Aquarium, we had Metro Vancouver Parks and everybody was out there having a good time.”
“Each year we are finding more and more garbage and it’s a sign that there is a lot more we can do. There’s still lots and lots of shoreline litter on our beaches, on our lakes, and our rivers. We can all contribute to making that better.”
Le Souef says the program has been going on for more than 20 years, and each year they are finding more and more garbage.