Shoreline cleanup kicks off in Mississauga

Community Sep 22, 2013 Mississauga News

MISSISSAUGA — Dozens of volunteers didn't let the rain wash away their love for the environment Saturday (Sept. 21) at Mississauga Valley Park.

Armed with gloves and garbage bags, the green crusaders combed through the park, as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Throughout the week, the annual nation-wide initiative will see some 57,000 volunteers across the country ridding areas around rivers, streams, lakes and oceans of harmful litter that causes serious problems for marine ecosystems.

The week-long campaign was started in 1994 when a group of employees and volunteers from the Vancouver Aquarium set out to clean up a local beach. By 2002, the effort had became a national program.

Credit Valley Conservation hosted the event at Mississauga Valley and the city also had two additional site cleanups in Lakeside and J.C. Saddington parks.

"Healthy shorelines are the mark of a healthy environment and healthy community," said Mike Puddister, CVC director of restoration and stewardship.

Shoreline cleanup kicks off in Mississauga

Community Sep 22, 2013 Mississauga News

MISSISSAUGA — Dozens of volunteers didn't let the rain wash away their love for the environment Saturday (Sept. 21) at Mississauga Valley Park.

Armed with gloves and garbage bags, the green crusaders combed through the park, as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Throughout the week, the annual nation-wide initiative will see some 57,000 volunteers across the country ridding areas around rivers, streams, lakes and oceans of harmful litter that causes serious problems for marine ecosystems.

The week-long campaign was started in 1994 when a group of employees and volunteers from the Vancouver Aquarium set out to clean up a local beach. By 2002, the effort had became a national program.

Credit Valley Conservation hosted the event at Mississauga Valley and the city also had two additional site cleanups in Lakeside and J.C. Saddington parks.

"Healthy shorelines are the mark of a healthy environment and healthy community," said Mike Puddister, CVC director of restoration and stewardship.

Shoreline cleanup kicks off in Mississauga

Community Sep 22, 2013 Mississauga News

MISSISSAUGA — Dozens of volunteers didn't let the rain wash away their love for the environment Saturday (Sept. 21) at Mississauga Valley Park.

Armed with gloves and garbage bags, the green crusaders combed through the park, as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

Throughout the week, the annual nation-wide initiative will see some 57,000 volunteers across the country ridding areas around rivers, streams, lakes and oceans of harmful litter that causes serious problems for marine ecosystems.

The week-long campaign was started in 1994 when a group of employees and volunteers from the Vancouver Aquarium set out to clean up a local beach. By 2002, the effort had became a national program.

Credit Valley Conservation hosted the event at Mississauga Valley and the city also had two additional site cleanups in Lakeside and J.C. Saddington parks.

"Healthy shorelines are the mark of a healthy environment and healthy community," said Mike Puddister, CVC director of restoration and stewardship.