Coordinated by the Vancouver Aquarium, the TD Canada Trust Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is part of an international effort to clean up shorelines around the globe. It is one of the largest environmental events in Canada and the second largest cleanup in the world. In 2005, over 36,000 Canadians removed 86,201 kg of garbage from their local shorelines. That weighs about as much as 430 Steller sea lions!

The TD Canada Trust Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup takes place every September and is truly a countrywide effort. All 13 Canadian provinces and territories are involved. Volunteers can clean up the shorelines of rivers, streams, oceans, lakes, and ponds. Divers can even clean up underwater.
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