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Canada is among the world’s most water wealthy nations. Home to the world’s longest coastline and one fifth of the earth’s freshwater, we’re incredibly fortunate to have this abundance of ocean coast, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands, but we need to protect it.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw, is a joint conservation initiative between the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada. Since 2004, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, workplaces and community groups have rolled up their sleeves for nature to prevent more than 1.2 million kilograms of litter from entering the aquatic habitats wildlife call home.
This June, we are calling on students, educators and schools from coast to coast to coast to help protect fish, turtles, birds and other wildlife living near your shore. Be part of the solution by joining in our national Schoolyard Cleanup. Let’s stop litter in its tracks, before it has a chance to get into the water. It's a great way to welcome summer or celebrate another successful school year.
Together, let’s show how Canadian students can make a difference.
Select a day for your cleanup
Share your event using our downloadable resources
Prepare your cleanup supplies, including gloves, sharps container, garbage and recycling bags
Download your litter data card to track your impact!
Celebrate your story with Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and schools across Canada