A few members of the Left Coast team got together to do a community cleanup at Still Creek, as part of The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We volunteer a few times a year as a group because, lucky us, we get time off to do community service!
Takin’ Out the Trash
We’re happy to report that there were relatively low amounts of trash at Still Creek. Among the empty beverage cans and construction waste, the most interesting thing we found was a bike chain.
Get Out, Stay Out
Aside from doing our cleanup duty, it was lovely enjoying the beautiful fall weather and the nature—we spotted a few ducks in the pond! Corinne noticed there were some Himalayan Balsams (aka. Touch-Me-Not plants) and gave us a little botany class. If you’re wondering why they’re referred to as Touch-Me-Nots, watch this video.
Organize Your Own Cleanup!
Overall, it was a great experience, and it didn’t hurt that on our way there and back, many people thanked us for our efforts. We’re looking forward to the next company volunteer day!
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a conservation effort of the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Foundation. Sign up for a shoreline cleanup near you at: http://www.shorelinecleanup.ca