One of six teams involved in a Sept. 18 cleanup at Blackie Spit.

One of six teams involved in a Sept. 18 cleanup at Blackie Spit.

Debris cleared from Crescent Beach

Two-hour effort to tidy up South Surrey's Crescent Beach, Blackie Spit

A two-hour effort to clean up the shoreline at Blackie Spit and Crescent Beach removed about 20 kilograms of debris from the popular area.

Thirty-seven people turned out for the Sept. 18 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event, working in six teams to tackle the task.

Participants included students from Elgin Park and Semiahmoo secondaries and the University of the Fraser Valley, along with members of the general public.

According to organizers, those who attended for the first time were shocked at the number of cigarette butts and tiny beaded Styrofoam pieces found discarded, and pledged to attend future events.

Those wanting to be more involved are invited to attend Friends of Semiahmoo Bay Society’s annual general meeting next month, set for 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at the Semiahmoo Fish & Game Clubhouse, 1284 184 St.