Programs | Shoreline Clean-ups
Pounds of Garbage
Every year, we host or participate in beach and shoreline clean-ups across Lake Huron's coastline to reduce litter on the shore and raise awareness of the issues facing our coastal environments.
Our coastal communities are becoming more aware of the litter produced and washing out of the lake. This is a problem that affects the health and wellness of our coastal ecosystems and the people who live on and visit these areas.
Let's work together to keep our communities beautiful!
"It's not our garbage, but it's our planet"
Why do we need shoreline clean-ups?
Did you know, Scientific estimates that certain parts of the Great Lakes contain more than 500,000 pieces of plastic per square kilometre.
Plastic pollution comes in all forms and sizes;
micro and mesoplastics.
This harms the environment, threatens human health and safety, causes communities to lose money and most of all, it looks bad.
How do you do a beach clean-up?
Is your community interested in doing a shoreline clean-up in 2020?
Get in touch with us!
Email us at
to get the ball rolling.
We want to expand the shorelines we clean up every year, and we need your help!
1) Choose a clean-up site
2) Get a team together
3) Select a date
4) Do the clean-up!
5) Report your findings to the Great
Canadian Shoreline Clean-up
Getting involved is easy!!
Contact the Coastal Centre to find out
If there is already a Beach Clean Up organized for your community.
If there is not site coordinate a Beach Clean Up.
Staff at the Coastal Centre are available to assist the Site Coordinator with all of these tasks.
If there is already a clean-up scheduled:
organize another clean-up during a different season
you may wish to become a volunteer for the clean-up.
Please contact the Coastal Centre and we can work together to coordinate a clean-up event in your area.
Additional information is available at www.shorelinecleanup.ca or by phoning 1-877-427-2422.