Elias Bircher

Shoreline cleanup

Members of the 21st South Surrey Scouts will be on the beach this weekend in force, tackling garbage and other debris as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

The scouts and their families – at least 40 people are expected – will be at White Rock’s West Beach Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. They’ll pick up all manner of trash and recyclables, and everything they find will be carefully recorded before being disposed of.

As part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, the group’s findings will be be logged into a website, as will other groups’ collections from across the country. By late October, the overall numbers – detailing exactly how much garbage was collected nation-wide – should be tallied.

This is the second year the South Surrey scouts participated in the cleanup effort; last year they helped clean up White Rock’s East Beach, and found everything from cigarette butts, plastic, to old T-shirts and fishing rods.

For more on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca


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