Shorelines to be scoured in environmental initiative

Local community groups and volunteers will be scouring Central Alberta shorelines as part of a nationwide environmental initiative next month.

Local community groups and volunteers will be scouring Central Alberta shorelines as part of a nationwide environmental initiative next month.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup runs from Sept. 15 to 23 and involves many lakes and rivers, including the Waskasoo Creek, the Red Deer River and Bower Ponds in Red Deer.

Groups can also co-ordinate cleanups in Sylvan Lake, Lacombe, Blackfalds and Rocky Mountain House by registering at shorelinecleanup.ca.

“The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a great program and open to anyone and everyone who wants to take part and it is a great way for people to get out with their community, family and friends and do something positive for the environment,” said Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup program manager Jill Dwyer.

Last year, the campaign removed more than 140,000 kg of shoreline litter from 3,144 km of shorelines.

For more information, visit shorelinecleanup.ca or call 1-877-427-2422.

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