Surfrider Vancouver Chapter

Beach Clean Volunteer

Why Take Part In A Beach Clean?


+ TAKE DIRECT ACTION IN PROTECTING LOCAL WILDLIFE

+ LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF PLASTIC POLLUTION WHILST ACTIVELY REDUCING IT

+ DRIVE SOLUTIONS BY CONTRIBUTING TO POLLUTION DATA COUNTS TO INFLUENCE LEGISLATION


Sometimes, doing a beach clean on your own can feel like deciding what movie to watch on Netflix: it’s an overwhelming task and you need more help and support. That’s where our beach cleans become a force to be reckoned with. In the space of one hour, a team of 180 volunteers has been able to pick up 7200 cigarette butts. Inarguably, 360 hands are much more powerful than just two. What’s more, when trash is found and piled up collectively, it’s more efficient to sort and recycle everything together – for us and the recycling facilities!

Beach Clean Volunteers
BEACH CLEAN VOLUNTEER FAQS

Are beach cleans child-friendly? Yes – our cleanups are open to all ages and we welcome you and your families to join us! We highly recommend that children wear gloves during our beach cleans (if possible, bring your own – most of the gloves we provide are adult-sized).

Do you provide gloves and pickers? We supply the buckets, gloves, pickers, and tongs, however, there is a tendency for those items to run low at busier events. It’s always a good idea to bring your own in the case our supply runs short.

Is the event free to join? Yes! All of our beach cleans are free, all you have to do is sign-up to the event on our Eventbrite page and keep the ticket on your phone for us to scan you in on the day.

Are food and drink supplied? We often have generous local partners who provide snacks and/or beverages at our cleans, but we can’t always guarantee this. If it’s a hot summer’s day, be sure to bring a water bottle and some snacks to see you through all that hard foraging.

Can I bring my pet? Yes! As animal lovers, we encourage you to bring your four-legged friends to join in the clean, but ask that your dog remain on leash if they have temperamental behaviour.