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Mayor’s Community Cleanup Challenge
The Mayor’s Community Cleanup Challenge is an initiative that encourages residents, businesses, schools, and community groups to get involved, get outside, and help clean up West Vancouver.
Due to the pandemic, the spring event will be a week-long initiative from April 18 to April 24, including Earth Day on April 22. In accordance with Provincial health orders, Mayor Mary-Ann Booth challenges small households and business groups to take the Mayor’s Community Cleanup Challenge and make West Van sparkle!
To take the challenge:
- Register your team online. Look for an important email from our staff with next steps.
- Pick up your Cleanup Kit containing gloves, garbage bags, and a complimentary extra garbage tag if you live in a single-family dwelling. Pick-up time and location will be determined based on registration. The first 50 teams to register will receive a commemorative Love West Van tote bag!
- Collect litter from your neighbourhood, street, school, or local park anytime between April 18 and April 24, and share your photos with #LoveWestVan and #MayorsCleanupChallenge.
- Let us know the total weight of litter collected and receive an official certificate of participation!
- Use your complimentary extra garbage tag to set out the bag of litter you collected with your regular curbside collection. Report unsafe or large items for staff to collect.
Thanks in advance for taking part in the Mayor’s Community Cleanup Challenge—our community benefits when we all work together.
Make a difference for our environment by caring for, enhancing and protecting green spaces. With more than 140 parks and natural areas in West Vancouver, there are many environmental initiatives for you to support and get involved with.
West Van Parks Needs Your Help
Want to help our environment while getting outside and meeting great people? Become a West Van Park Steward by joining other passionate volunteers to remove invasive species, enhance habitat and restore natural areas. You can find out about upcoming park stewardship events and many other exciting volunteer opportunities in West Vancouver.
As a volunteer, you will:
- love your local parks and want to protect habitats and biodiversity for future generations to enjoy
- are comfortable working outdoors, off the trail and on uneven ground in all kinds of weather
- can be on your feet for a long period of time and are able to take part in gentle to moderate physical work
- are 14 years of age or older
To become a volunteer, contact Volunteer Services:
Want to see what park stewardship is all about first? We welcome drop-ins at all our events! Please let us know you are coming to ensure enough tools and gloves are available. Please contact:
Parks Planning Assistant
Shoreline cleanups take place any time of year—anywhere that land connects with water, including creeks, streams, rivers, oceans and even storm drains. Every cleanup makes a positive impact on our shorelines, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.
Everything you need to know about joining or leading your own cleanup is available through Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter collection tools for your event.
For information about beach cleanup initiatives, please contact:
Community Programs Coordinator
A big thank you to everyone who has come out to the Mayor’s Community Cleanup Parties.
Spring 2019: The first event was hosted in May 2019 where we collected a truckload of litter weighing over 100 kg from the beaches and neighbourhood in Ambleside.
Fall 2019: The second event was hosted in September 2019 where we collected 70 kg of litter from the beaches, parks and neighbourhood in Horseshoe Bay.
For information about the Mayor's Community Cleanup Parties, contact:
Community Programs Coordinator
Local stewardship groups
There are many active environmental stewardship groups dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of natural areas in West Vancouver. To learn more, please follow the link below.
Host your own clean up
Small organized groups including families and school groups can host their own shoreline cleanup. We encourage you to register on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website. Everything you need to know, including safety checklists, can be found here: