Clear the Coast 2017!
Planning is underway for another season of Clear the Coast. Last year's amazing recovery of 10 tonnes of debris from the Cape Scott area showed us just how much the team can accomplish on the ground, but also showed us new areas to clear. Every little pocket beach along the northwest coast of Vancouver Island is full of harmful plastics, and we're determined to get to them this year.
Our first challenge will be finding the funding, now that the gift from the Government of Japan has been fully expended. Neither the federal or provincial governments currently have a fund dedicated to this form of habitat restoration - something we aim to change!
We're also on the lookout for corporate sponsors and donors so that we can demonstrate to governments that we can leverage their contributions with both volunteer labour and cash contributions.
Can you help?
- Check to see if your employer has a donation policy - maybe there's a matching plan for employee donations. We can provide materials or a presentation to help inspire your co-workers.
- Send this to a friend - tell them you're supporting us and ask them to help out, too.
- Have a product or a treasure we can use for a prize? That could help us crowdfund donations. Email kerri [at] livingoceans.org with details.
- Want to help us sort and recycle the debris when we're done? This year, we'll likely do that on Vancouver Island at the end of August - stay tuned for details as our plans develop!