In our backyard is one of the world's greatest playgrounds, but to keep it that way, it needs our help. Garbage is becoming a huge problem – littering beaches and oceans around the world, including the beaches in our own backyard.
It's a problem created by humans, but its impacts extend far beyond us affecting wildlife and our eco-system. As a community, we want to take care of and protect the spaces where we play.
This Saturday, we are joining up with Surfrider Foundation Vancouver and supporting their Wreck Beach beach clean-up.
We'll be tracking the amount of garbage we collect and showing how much of an impact a group of people can make.
No, this might not be glamorous, but we make sure we make it it a hell of a good time. It's something this community stands for and we'll all be able to sleep a little bit better knowing that the spaces we love are taken care of.
If you're around, we'd love to have you.
Oh, and we'll be hitting up the Cove at 4th and Alma after the clean-up for a little post-clean debrief.
Sign up is below and feel free to bring a friend. Let's bring out an army.
What: Beach clean-up at Wreck Beach with Surfrider Foundation
Where: Meeting at the top of Stair 6 (the main stairs to Wreck Beach). There is ample parking in the area.
When: Saturday, April 21. 10:45AM to 1PM, followed by a community conversation about sustainability and hitting up the Cove for some eats.
- Dress for the weather. Should be mostly sunny for once.
- Garbage bags or buckets.
- Garbage grabbers, if you got them.
- Rakes / shovels, if you got them (60% - 70% of the plastic on a beach is buried).
- Snacks & coffee (duh)
For safety reasons please bring gloves and closed toed shoes. Always use a stick or trash picker to sift through the sand to avoid sharp objects. If you come across any sharp or hazardous object, mark it and tell the organizers and they will handle the safe removal.
ABOUT SURFRIDER VANCOUVER
Surfrider is a global environmental non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. It is 100% volunteer run by people just like us and each month they put on events that help keep our oceans clean and increase awareness on how our everyday decisions effect the world around us.