Update: We’ve missed you! After putting cleanups on hold for nearly four months, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup will relaunch on July 14th to solo, household and small team cleanups. In March, the program asked volunteers to cancel or postpone their shoreline cleanups for volunteer safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that an estimated 84,000 kilograms of litter remained on shorelines.

Now, we need your help to catch up! But cleanups will look a little different this year. You might be doing a solo or small group cleanup, but that doesn't mean you're on your own. We've got resources to help you plan, like a checklist and reminders on where to look for public-health information.


The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 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.

Impact your community

You manage a team to track how much litter you find. You can even list your cleanup for other members of the community to join. It's a great feeling being a part of something.

Make a difference with others

Joining a cleanup is quick and easy. Browse through available cleanups that other volunteer teams are leading, look for one that has space available and hit join!

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