Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2015 in Port Moody

Shoreline Cleanup Port Moody

The Port Moody Ecological Society keeps salmon happy and Port Moody’s inlet beautiful. The group runs Noons Creek Hatchery, a 100% volunteer operated coho and chum hatchery, as well as a water quality testing program. They also present the annual Fingerling Festival in Port Moody, and each year they help coordinate local activities for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. 2015 is no exception.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup started in 1994, when the Vancouver Aquarium coordinated a small team of volunteers. The team conducted a local shoreline cleanup in Stanley Park. The event slowly grew, and in 2002, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup became a national program. It’s continued to grow since then, both across the country and here in the Tri-Cities.

For 2015 the Port Moody Ecological Society once again invites members of the public to join them for their annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event. It’s happening on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 to 11:00am. This is a drop-in event that organizers have designed to include families and groups. You are welcome to come by any time during the event, and stay for two minutes or two hours. It will be located at the Noons Creek Hatchery, over the footbridge from the City of Port Moody’s Recreation Centre on Ioco Road.

If you attend please bring three shopping bags (one for garbage, one for recycling and one for cigarette butts. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and gum boots. Don’t go into the mud or water and do not pull anything out because it may be habitat. Do not go near the railway tracks. Record the exact location of anything in the water, mud or by the tracks and the society will report this.

To find out more about the event, or to register, visit

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