1000 lbs of garbage? Oh my!

Last Saturday April 21st, we co-hosted another ‘Great Goderich Shoreline Clean Up’, with great success.

175 volunteers came together to clean up 1,072 lbs of garbage!  Wow!  The Lower Maitland Stewardship Group and the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority lead the river clean up.  There were about 35 of us, including many shoreline clean up veterans and some new volunteers.  We managed to find some interesting ‘treasures’ including lots of scrap metal, a couple diapers, propane tanks, fishing tackle, a dehumidifier, and lots more.  There were several car and truck loads of garbage.  The Coastal Centre did an excellent job promoting the event, and coordinating the beach clean up and barbeque.  We’re planning to collaborate on another shoreline clean up in April 2019.

Thank you to everyone who helped out with the shoreline clean up!

That’s a lot of garbage that’s no longer polluting our river and lake.

Keen and ready to go!

Look at all that loot!

Lots of garbage was collected from several hot spots for river valley users, including trail heads and riverside parking lots.


Another successful event!

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