Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup 2013

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Combing the Coast | No Comments

Saturday September 28th was a very wet and windy day on the west coast but that didn’t stop a dedicated group of 30 volunteers to participate in the 20th year of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The Surfrider Vancouver Island chapter registered a clean up Sombrio Beach within the Juan de Fuca Provincial Park. This ...

The Beach Clean Up Experience

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in Combing the Coast | No Comments

It begins with the hunt. You get to the beach of choice, slip your dominant hand into a glove, and with bag grasped you’re off scouring the sand and cobbles. At first it’s hard to find any garbage and you catch you’re self thinking, “Hey, this beach is pretty clean, there’s hardly any garbage here at all!”. When you find ...