In 2019, volunteers coordinated 2,621 cleanups and collected 125,232 kg of litter on 4,665 km of Canadian shoreline.

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Queensborough BYOB Shoreline Cleanup!

Date & Time

Sat, September 22, 2018
9:30 am

Location of cleanup

South Dyke Road Riverfront
City of New Westminster, British Columbia

Meeting Place

Thompsons Landing Park on S. Dyke Road, between Boundary Rd and Dockside Ct.

Cleanup Ended

Additional Info

▪ BYOB—Bring your own BUCKET to pick up trash (instead of using a plastic bag). ▪ Bring your own REUSABLE CUP (instead of using a single-use plastic or paper cup). ▪ Bring your own REUSABLE GLOVES (instead of using disposable latex gloves). ▪ ▪ ▪ Let’s Reduce Our Own Plastic Waste. The cleanup is family friendly. It will take place Rain or Shine. Everyone is welcome ▪ ▪ ▪ ACCESSIBILITY: Along the shoreline there are sidewalks and paved roads. Other areas can be difficult to access due to the slope and plant growth. Near the shoreline, areas can be slippery due to river silt. Pickers are available to aid participation. WEAR: Boots or shoes that can get wet and muddy. DRESS FOR THE WEATHER (Rain or Shine): hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, raingear, etc. as needed. REMOVING INVASIVE PLANTS (blackberries etc.): Protect yourself: wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts/jacket, gloves, eyewear, protective gloves etc. as needed. TOOLS: shovels, pitch forks, pruning shears, hedge clippers etc.—remember to label/mark your tools for identification. Refreshments supplied. ATTENTION: Participants under 19 coming WITHOUT parents/guardians must bring a signed waiver with them. APPRECIATION: Thank you to the City of New Westminster for sponsoring our cleanup through an environmental grant.

Goal(s) of This Cleanup

  • Show our love for the Fraser River and the plants and animals that live there ▪ Clean up the mess created by human activities ▪ Take action to reduce our plastic waste ▪ Make a difference ▪ Connect with other active citizens

Cleanup Coordinator

  • Laurel Wright

Participants

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19/75 Participants

About this site

Description

All cleanups registered in New Westminster must contact the city directly for permission to host a cleanup. Contact New Westminster Parks, Culture and Recreation administration at 604.527.4567/pcr@newwestcity.ca for details. Section next to Carter Foreshore Park that includes Suzuki Street pier to Gifford Street and west of there to Dockside Court/Boundary Road.

Cleanup History

Since 2011, there have been 10 cleanups that have collected 1522kg of trash at this site.