Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Shoreline Cleanup '07

Well, it's that time of year again, time for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, something we've participated in for the past 4 or 5 years. The kids get a real sense of satisfaction from taking part, and we're always amazed at the stuff we find.

This year we were lucky enough to be assigned to our favorite beach (Spanish Banks for those of you who know the area), and the weather was even kind enough to cooperate. With a gorgeous setting like this, it hardly felt like work!

By the time we were done, the sun had come out, and the beach was looking great. We were pleasantly surprised how clean the beach was considering that the city's outside workers have been on strike for the past 9 weeks. There were the usual bottle caps, cigarette butts, and a few other odds and ends, but it was in surprisingly good shape.

If you're feeling the urge to get out there and help, the cleanup runs until the 23rd!


chasmyn said...

Oh wow, thanks for posting about this!

We've only lived in BC since March, and I didn't know about this. Perhaps this will be a part of our weekend plans.

I found your blog from the homeschool (unschool? I forget now) blog ring.

dawn said...

That is a great project. One year in our old town, a bunch of home school students got together to do a volunteer clean up. The town gave us garbage bags and the areas that hadn't been done by another group, and then the kids got coupons for a slush with ice cream at the store. We also had a picnic after at our house. It was a great day and a good way to teach kids community spirit and service.