Sustainability is the focus of this year’s shoreline clean-up in South Delta.
Along with the help of local businesses and volunteers, Becir Real Estate and 505-Junk are once again hosting the South Delta Shoreline Cleanup in celebration of Earth Day.
The cleanup will be held rain or shine on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wellington Point Park in Ladner.
Accessing every local shoreline by foot and by boat, Becir and crew are committed to doing their part to maintain a happy and healthy environment for humans and creatures alike.
“We were overjoyed with the success of last year’s shoreline clean-up,” said Brad Becir. “With help from a team of volunteers, we collected over 5,200 pounds of debris from South Delta shorelines in what has become the largest and most extensive cleanup south of the Fraser.”
Collected material was weighed at each shoreline location and transported to Wellington Point for sorting. This year’s goal, along with effectively removing unwanted debris, is to build on last year’s sorting process to minimize the impact on the landfill.
“Anyone can easily grab a plastic garbage bag, fill it with a variety of debris and toss it in the dumpster,” he said. “With the help of 505-Junk, we want to showcase the more sustainable options when holding this type of event.”
Debris will be sorted for recycling, reusing or re-purposing options and transported to the appropriate locations.
Becir encourages other communities to consider regular shoreline cleanups and practice sustainable methods of collection as they are essential in helping to protect the environment.
There will be an opening ceremony before teams head out to their respective shorelines. Organizers are looking for volunteers to RSVP to their Facebook Event page at "South Delta Shoreline Cleanup" where they can also register which shorelines they would be interested in cleaning.