Clean Shoreline Community
The District joined the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup in 2018 and officially became one of the first municipalities in Canada to be designated a Clean Shoreline Community.
Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a non-profit organization that is one of the largest conservation programs in Canada, focused on engaging citizens to protect their waterways.
On April 22, 2018 (Earth Day) the District held its first official Clean Shoreline Community cleanup event at Whytecliff Park. A group of 20 volunteers collected 27 bags of garbage weighing almost 500 lbs from Cliff Cove Beach. The litter they removed included a lot of styrofoam, some tires, a yoga mat, a patio furniture mattress and miscellaneous rope and plastic sheeting.
West Vancouver citizens have a long history of stewardship of our parks and waterways. Our waterfront deserves the same care and protection. The District's partnership with Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is meant to strengthen environmental stewardship by building community awareness about keeping our beaches clean.
Join the cleanup
West Vancouver has some of the most unique shoreline ecosystems in the region. Join the next effort to keep our beaches and shorelines amazing:
Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
We will meet at the overflow parking lot at 1 p.m. If you can’t find the group when you arrive, call Trevor Doré, Community Programs Coordinator, at 604-202-8464.
Gloves, bags and litter-collection tools will be provided. It’s important to register for the cleanup beforehand so there are enough supplies for everyone.
Bring a change of clothes, a reusable water bottle and sturdy shoes or boots (no sandals or open-toed shoes).
Please carpool, walk or cycle if you can.
Lead a cleanup
Can’t make it to Whytecliff Park but still want to help clean up our shorelines? Host an event in your neighbourhood.
Everything you need to know about leading your own cleanup is available through Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We will provide gloves, bags and litter-collection tools for your event.
You can host a cleanup anytime. 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 shorelines, whether you have a team of a few people or a few hundred.