ADIMS Spring Cleaning beach cleanup will be
Saturday April 21, 2018

Let’s make a clean sweep of our beaches to honour Earth Day the following day (April 22nd).

A lot of plastic debris washed ashore this winter. We’ve come to expect a ‘usual’ amount – an extremely regrettable state – and what’s lying around out there right now is more than usual.  To deal with the volume, we’ve decided on a spring cleanup in addition to our annual cleanup in September.

We’re asking you, or maybe you and a neighbour or two, to clean a nearby beach. Gathering up plastic materials is especially important. By getting those plastic things off the beach, we can prevent them from degrading in the sun and salt water, and adding to the microplastics pollution load in our oceans.

Drop off collected beach debris at the Old School Centre
between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.

As we do in the cleanup every fall, ADIMS volunteers will sort and recycle everything collected.

  • Ocean Legacy will help us out with recycling the plastic debris through their Plastics to Fuel program.
  • Reusable aquaculture equipment will be recycled with assistance from the BC Shellfish Growers Association (BCSGA).
More info:

The official theme for Earth Day 2018 is End Plastic Pollution.
Check out the campaign:

When plastics degrade they release toxins that persist in our environment