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Aquatic debris is one of the biggest threats currently facing our oceans and waterways. Fortunately, this is a problem that we can tackle hands-on. By participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, you can actually see the impact you’ve had over the course of a single day.
Becoming a Site Coordinator
Being a site coordinator is a rewarding and empowering leadership opportunity. In fact, many of our Site Coordinators return year after year.
By leading your own cleanup event, you can add your own personal touches and invite whomever you want to participate. As the main contact, you’ll receive access to the Site Coordinator Manual and other online tools for organizing your cleanup.
We highly encourage you to have fun with your event. Invite a group of friends, family, colleagues, or even the entire community. Make it only a couple of hours, or a whole day. Offer prizes, apply a theme, include activities and games… it’s up to you!
As a Site Coordinator, your top responsibilities are to:
- Select a cleanup location and date
- Manage a team of cleanup participants
- Obtain cleanup supplies
- Notify your local municipality
- Arrange waste disposal
- Submit completed data cards
- Return signed waiver forms
Becoming a Participant
Interested in contributing to the Shoreline Cleanup, but limited on time? Or, would you like to meet new people while doing something meaningful? Whatever the reason, becoming a cleanup participant is an easy, fun way to get outside, meet other locals, and make a difference. There are many cleanups that would love to have an extra pair of hands on their team.