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Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Every September, thousands of Canadians band together to fight shoreline litter, a key threat to our waterways, by participating in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. It is the largest direct action conservation program in Canada.

On September 20, Seguin Township and Humphrey Public School partnered together to fight shoreline litter in the First Annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup adopting green practices to keep our lakes clean. 

As the largest direct action conservation program in Canada, 115 students in grades 4 to 8 participated by cleaning up litter at the Foley Matheson Beach, Maple Key Beach in Orrville and Rosseau Waterfront.

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Each litter item is recorded by a designated data collector and all results will be submitted to the Shoreline Cleanup website. The data is an invaluable part of the effort to educate Canadians about the scale and serious consequences of the global shoreline debris problem.

 As an environment first municipality, we pride ourselves as being stewards of our lake quality and shoreline character.  The 2012 Great Canadian Cleanup was an exciting way to partner with local students in a fun green event, while becoming better stewards at the same time.  They even braved a day full of rain!  Congratulations to all the students for a job well done!

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