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Great Canadian Shore Cleanup

We are in the middle of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup week.  Feeling bad about the oceans full of plastic and the sea life whose bellies are filled with plastic?  Do something about it, turn that angst into action!  http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/en/search/cleanups  Find a clean-up near you.

Anissa Paulsson, the Director of Exhibits at the BC Maritime Museum invited me to clean-up a local shoreline park in Victoria’s inner harbour .  Pick up garbage?  On a Sunday afternoon?  (The last time we did a beach clean-up, we collected curious objects that I was loath to explain to my kids.)  But we don’t want birds and seals and otters (of which we have several residents) eating them either.  So fricking A, we were in!

Martime MuseumHere we are outside the Maritime Museum with Anissa and her mini-me, Amara (and the haul).   As you can see, we are hoisting bags of garbage.  Cute Amara was getting into the spirit of the photo-op!  All this was an hour’s worth of collection from about 8 volunteers from the small park at Yates and Wharf Street.   

Think of how wonderful this is for our local seals, sea otters, sea gulls and other birds and wildlife!   I’m so happy Anissa told me about it in her apologetic email.

She spread the word to me and I’m now spreading it to you.  All is takes sometimes is a reminder.

Please spread this to others so we can all cycle in positive feedback.