Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative

BC's Largest Shoreline Cleanup

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BC's Largest Shoreline Cleanup

The Campbell River Association of Tour Operators is honored to be a part of the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative for the second time. The initiative is funded by the government of Canada and aims to help preserve and protect our marine environment by focusing on cleaning up debris that ends up on our shoreline.

The cleanup provides huge benefits to the ecosystem, marine life, and the community as a whole. We are proud to be able to contribute towards preserving the natural beauty of our coastlines and waters.

Over the next few months, our members are committed to brave the wet and chilly west coast weather as they collect garbage and marine debris across hundreds of kilometers of coastline. This is a huge collective effort that will involve boats, barges, and even helicopters!

Once the debris has been collected, it will be sorted and recycled by Ocean Legacy.

Metric Tonnes of Marine Debris
KM of Shoreline

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Meet Our Team

Bill Coltart
Big Animal Encounters
Leigh Nelson
Adventure Quest
Cathy Kaardal
Whats On Media
Dean Parsonage
50 North
Josh Grin
Discovery West Adventures
Paul Hayes
Big Animal Encounters
Kianna Zivny
Big Animal Encounters
kassandra Tymoshuk
Laura Gly
Bradley Coltart
David Gauci
Adventure Quest

cleanup updates

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Cleanup Log – Project Recap

Our 2023/2024 Clean Coast Clean Waters Project has come to a close. It was a huge success, and through the efforts of our hardworking team, we managed to collect 38 tonnes of marine debris over the last 5 months.

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Cleanup Log – Halfway Mark

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve officially reached our halfway mark for our Clean Coast Clean Waters cleanup project! As we wind down for a well deserved Christmas break, we wanted to share with you what we’ve accomplished so far!

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Cleanup Log: Week 1

Our 2023 cleanup has officially begun! Our crew of 10 hardworking individuals spent the first week doing safety training, a project and site orientation, and got right to work!

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Our Cleanup Area

The grey outline on the map below shows the area that has been assigned to us. Outlined in red is what has been completed so far!