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Guild Park and Gardens, Shoreline Cleanup: Site Coordinator Rose Mitchell Spohn awarded an Honourable mention for her work and "outstanding direct action conservation efforts" in 2016.
2015 nationwide, 50,904 plastic bottle caps were collected with 21,360 of those from Ontario.
John McKay, Mitzie Hunter and Paul Ainslie join Friends of Guild Park President John Mason and Treasurer Rose Mitchell Spohn, Clean up Organizer.
Fall 2015 - Before
Spring 2015 Crew with garbage bags.
Spring 2014 - After!
Fall 2015 - After!
Weighing the garbage collected

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Since September 2013, shoreline cleanups along Guildwood’s Lake Ontario shoreline held by Friends of Guild Park and A Greener Future (Love Your Lake Project) have removed 1,715 kg (more than 1.5 tonnes!) of litter and over 117,000 items.  

What would this 1,715 kg of trash look like?  Imagine about 300 bags (67-litre size bags) filled with garbage or recycling piled in a mound covering an area about 5 m x 4 m (16' x 13').  Then throw on top a shopping cart basket, a bike, 25 tires, a bike tire, some fencing, a dozen or so tubs/buckets, a milk crate, 2 fire extinguishers, a plastic stepping stool, a pylon, a grill, a few hundred pieces of rusty metal, and several hundred pieces of rusty rebar. 

Shoreline Cleanup Data 2016.

Shoreline Cleanup Data 2017

Shoreline Cleanup Data 2018

A joint conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup is about removing shoreline litter to help create healthy waters for everyone, including the wildlife and communities that depend on them.

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