On Saturday, September 27, the Girl Guides from Pointe-Claire District took part in their community’s shoreline clean-up. They would like to thank Guider Carole Blais for her great job at organizing and coordinating the event. Here are a few words from Pointe-Claire Guider and District Commissioner Claire Morier about the day.
This is event spearheaded by the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Association – they select shorelines across the country where groups can sign up to clean (http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca/). Our district only participates in the fall clean ups, but they have them year round.
We picked up many bags of trash and recycling, and even pulled out a desk, a chair and parts of a dock. Participants are divided into small groups and patrol one section of our designated area. Each group is provided with a data card for entering each and every piece of litter picked up. These data cards are used to provide a clearer picture of what is needed to continue to protect our environment.
Overall, everyone had a great time and was so was happy to contribute to maintaining and preserving the waterfront in our community.
Thank you to Pointe-Claire District Co-Commissioner Claire Morier for sending in this story and accompanying photos. We want to hear what’s going on in your district or unit! If you’d like to share with a blog entry, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.