Each year, the Beaver River Watershed Alliance hosts a shoreline cleanup within the Beaver River watershed as part of the Great Canadian shoreline cleanup. The 2016 shoreline cleanup was held on Thursday, September 29th, 2016. Approximately 125 community volunteers, including students from Notre Dame High School volunteered their time to help remove garbage from the shoreline of Jessie Lake. They were able to make a noticeable difference in the health and beauty of our aquatic ecosystem. The Beaver River Watershed Alliance would like to thank all of our volunteers for joining us in this initiative! Check out our detailed Shoreline Cleanup Inventory for a listing of all the litter items collected during the 2016 cleanup at Jessie Lake. You can also view the Shoreline Cleanup Inventory for the 2015 cleanup.
The shoreline cleanup began in 1994 as an initiative by the Vancouver Aquarium. In September of 2015, approximately 250 volunteers from within the community, including students from Notre Dame High School, volunteered their time to help remove well over 160kg of garbage. Across Canada, 58,500 volunteers removed 99,280 kg of garbage from 3,035km of shoreline. If you would like more information please contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Erin Ritchie at [email protected] or (587) 201-4345.