Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

By Ms. Molly Young, Junior School Service Director

On June 11, JK-6 students and staff went to Jericho Beach and pond to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This is our sixth year participating in the nationwide event, now one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. Ocean Wise and WWF Canada are committed to growing the program to inspire all Canadians to keep shorelines free of litter.

The Cleanup was our last project as part of Earth Month celebrations. At Jericho, we picked up 19 bags of garbage and 18 bags of recycling weighing 31.29 kg! This initiative is a great example of our community service mission: to empower students with the understanding that they can make a difference in the world through their own actions.

Thanks to the hard work of 550 students and teachers, Jericho Beach is looking very clean and ready for summer!