Stories from the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in BC Parks

As another successful year for shoreline cleanups in B.C.’s provincial parks comes to a close, we take a look back at the stories from BC Parks staff, dedicated volunteers and community partners. Thank you for all your hard work!

BC Parks along with volunteers and community partners held cleanups at the following locations:

Elk Falls Park with the Campbell River Environmental Committee

China Beach in Juan de Fuca Park with Surfrider Vancouver Island

The cleanup was a great success! Around 50 volunteers came out and removed 87 lbs of debris off the beach, which included hard plastic (16 lbs), garbage (24 lbs), processed wood with nails (28 lbs), metal (2 lbs) cans and bottles (7 lbs).


Naikoon Park with several individual volunteers

The cleanup went really well – lots of large garbage brought off the beach by local volunteers, including a few glass balls.

Silver Lake Park with several individual volunteers

 The Days 12Km Catch

Kitasoo Spirit Bear Conservancy with several individual volunteers

Whiteswan Lake with St. Mary’s Anglers

Best Craig  Robi Whiteswan Lake

Burgoyne Bay Park with several individual volunteers

An abandoned dock structure was removed, as well as a 100 litre aluminum water tank, and over 200 pieces of foam, glass and plastic!


Gruchy’s Beach, Lakelse Park with the Lakelse Watershed Initiatives Program.

10 bags of garbage and 12 bags of recycling were collected in total.


BC Parks hosts cleanups in partnership with Vancouver Aquarium and WWF’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited.


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