Students work to clean shores

B.C.’s shorelines are free of more than 3,400 kilograms of litter thanks to the efforts of young people taking part in the spring edition of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

B.C.’s shorelines are free of more than 3,400 kilograms of litter thanks to the efforts of young people taking part in the spring edition of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

The inaugural spring cleanup saw more than 7,400 people from 122 schools, Scout and Guide groups participating across the province.

Cigarette butts, food wrappers and plastic bags were the most common garbage items found on shorelines during the spring cleanup.

Other items included  an iPod Touch, a coffee maker with its carafe intact, an umbrella stand and a hula hoop.

Hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium and the WWF, and sponsored by Loblaw, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup National Cleanup Week takes place Sept. 17-25 in 2011.

To learn more or to register, please visit www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.