Harbour clean up collects 276 kilograms of waste

The inaugural event is an entirely “made-in-Victoria harbour” solution to the scourge of litter along the shoreline.

  • Sep. 23, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Volunteer cleanup teams joined forces over the weekend to remove litter and debris along the Inner Harbour shoreline stretching over four kilometers from Fisherman’s Wharf to Spinnaker’s Brewpub.

Spearheaded by the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and the Victoria Police Department, 50 volunteers from eight community teams removed more than 276 kilograms of garbage.

“It was a heartwarming way to spend a Saturday morning,” said Sonterra Ross, GVHA chief operating officer.

“The Inner Harbour is recognized as the jewel in Victoria’s crown and that was reflected this weekend as our harbour community rallied together to make sure the shoreline remains clean, healthy and accessible.”

For two hour Saturday, volunteers worked tirelessly to remove litter and to raise awareness for protecting the harbour ecosystem and promoting sustainability.

The inaugural event, while inspired by similar initiatives across Canada, is an entirely “made-in-Victoria harbour” solution to the scourge of litter along the shoreline.

Eight teams participated in the Victoria harbour cleanup, comprised of 50 volunteers from: GVHA, Victoria Police, Waste Management, Red Fish Blue Fish, Spinnakers, Inn at Laurel Point, Delta Hotel and Coast Harbour Hotel.

 

editor@vicnews.com

 

 

Just Posted

Two people rescued after falling from lifeboat at Ogden Point

Crew members of the Explorer of the Seas cruise ship fell into the water Thursday night

Saanich pedestrian incidents reflect recent trends

76% of crashes involving pedestrians happen at intersections

Online blasting video helps ease Sooke residents concerns

Complaints of dust ongoing since 2017

Son of missing Oak Bay woman asks for continued public support

‘Because she is still out there, somewhere’

BCAM slated to get one of last remaining Lancaster bombers

Approval seems certain despite emotional Torontonian appeals

BC Games’ Athletes Corner: What’s your favourite pump up song?

Check out what’s playing in the earbuds of BC Summer Games athletes before they compete

Zone 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

Shawnigan Lake student and Coquitlam native following her parents to the national program

RCMP help to save goats from wildfire

The fast-approaching wildfire, sparked Thursday, forced the evacuation of five homes

VIDEO: Near drowning captured on popular B.C. river

Search and Rescue manager says the popular pastime of floating in the summer is inherently dangerous

Crosswalk vandalism leaves black mark for Cowichan as B.C. Games begin

Rainbow crosswalk defaced just days after being painted

Photo gallery: BC Games Day 1

A brief look at action from the 2018 BC Summer Games in the Cowichan Valley

UPDATED: Anti-pipeline campers digging in as eviction deadline expires

The City of Burnaby had ordered the Kinder Morgan pipeline protesters out for violating bylaws

Trump was taped talking of paying Playboy model: AP source

Source says former personal lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded discussion prior to 2016 election

BC toddler with ‘allergy’ to sun waiting for bone marrow transplant

Charlie Lock, 2, needs treatment for damage caused by rare disorder EPP

Most Read