On Saturday September 21st, over 60 enthusiastic Dorval Scouters and their families volunteered their time to participate in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This cleanup covered all the public shoreline in Dorval where over 100 kg of garbage was collected including a huge plastic tub, a section of fiberglass from a boat, and 545 cigarette butts. The event was supported by the City of Dorval who donated equipment and materials towards the cleanup. Dorval Scouters wanted to help the wildlife they share the river with, while bringing attention to how we all need to respect our environment by not littering or throwing items into our waterways and sewer systems.
Location: Parc Millenium & Parc Pine Beach & Valois Bay, Dorval
Originating in Vancouver, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has been an annual event held across Canada since 1994. Volunteers from schools, scouting and guiding, companies, and individuals have expanded this program. In 2012, over 57,000 participants collected 136,000 kg of litter and aquatic debris from Vancouver Island to Newfoundland.