Ocean Ambassadors Canada is excited to announce the launch of its PickUp3 program in Delta.
Sponsored jointly by the City of Delta, Global Container Terminals Canada, and the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, PickUp3 is an easy and fun way for Deltan’s to help protect the local marine environment and keep beaches clean and safe.
The program was introduced to the community at a launch event last Saturday (June 18) at Fred Gingell Park in Tsawwassen.
“When we first heard about this idea, we knew we had to act – as operators where land meets tidewater, and in keeping with our global commitment to healthy and sustainable communities, PickUp3 was a perfect fit,” said GCT president Eric Waltz. “GCT Canada is proud to partner with Ocean Ambassadors Canada, Rotary of Tsawwassen and the City of Delta to kick start this movement to protect ocean health, support youth, active communities and clean beaches starting right here in Delta.”
PickUp3 has three simple steps: community members visit a local beach, they pick up at least three pieces of trash and participants dispose of their trash, and use the QR code found on City of Delta garbage cans to log the trash they threw away. The trash is then aggregated in an online “trash metre” which shows how much garbage has been picked up from local beaches.
“Congratulations to Ocean Ambassadors Canada for launching the PickUp3 campaign. We are honoured to be the first official community partner to help make Delta a cleaner and more environmentally conscious community,” said Mayor George Harvie. Our goal is to remove 30,000 pieces of garbage from our beaches. If we each do just a little bit, our collective efforts will make a big difference, not just in our community, but for the health of our oceans. I'm looking forward to getting involved to protect and preserve the beauty of Delta — and I hope you will join me too.”