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Cleaning Up BC's Shorelines

Shoreline Cleanup

Did you know that more than 3,200 six-pack beverage can rings and 38,412 food wrappers/containers were picked up along BC’s shorelines last year? That’s 800 cans of pop and enough fast-food breakfast, lunch and dinners for one person for 35 years!

British Columbia has the longest length of shoreline in Canada with a total shoreline distance cleaned spanning 1,128 km – the equivalent driving distance between Vancouver and Edmonton. That’s a lot of shoreline to clean up!

To help keep our province beautiful and our shorelines pristine, the Airport Authority is a proud provincial sponsor of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC) taking place from Sept. 15 – 23, 2012. The kick-off event is happening on September 15 at Iona Beach Regional Park on Sea Island. This is the first time the kick-off is happening in Richmond and we’ll be there with music, food and fun!

Since shoreline cleanups are happening throughout the province and Canada, YVR is challenging other B.C. airports to participate in their own community cleanups. Prizes will be awarded for the most enthusiastic team and for the most interesting item found  – so support your local airport or get a team organized in your community! For details about how you can get involved, visit for more details.

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