Shoreline clean-up: 75 lbs of garbage is removed from the Lower Maitland River!

O(null)8n  September 12th the Lower Maitland Stewardship Group co-hosted the Great Goderich Shoreline Clean-up with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.  By all accounts the event was a success!  In two hours on this beautiful Saturday morning, 36 people cleaned up 117 lbs from the beach (42 lbs) and river (75 lbs).  Amazing!  The total shoreline distance covered was 6 km, and we cleaned up a total of 5,261 pieces of litter.


To all the participants that joined us on Saturday: it was inspiring to see how much can be accomplished in 2 hours when we work together.  117 lbs of garbage are now gone from our river and lake!  Wow.

(null)2Prizes for this event were generously donated by: the Maitland Golf Course, 360 Bikes ‘n Boards, the Beach Street Station, the Town of Goderich, the Coastal Centre, and the Huron Stewardship Council.

Delicious refreshments were donated by Zehrs in Goderich.

Many event participants left their e-mail for updates on the next clean up.   You can get your e-mail added to the list by contacting Rachel at, or check back to the LMSG website.

Below are the results of the clean up.  Some items of note that were cleaned up from the Lower Maitland River include 71 plastic bottles, 64 paper cups (Tim Horton’s cups, mostly), 65 golf balls, a paddle, fishing paraphernalia, and a metal fence post.IMG_2203(null)1

Great Goderich Shoreline Clean-up Results - Sept 12 2015-1

Great Goderich Shoreline Clean-up Results - Sept 12 2015-2


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