Across the waters just to the south of Cortes Island, the qathet Regional District has been carrying out extensive beach-clean-ups for several years. The most recent outgrowth of this program is the opening of BC’s first Ocean Plastic Depot in Powell River, last month. Abby McLennan, from Let’s Talk Trash, says that the beach clean-up program started in 2017.Continue reading qathet Regional District’s beach clean-up program
“If we can go out and clean up – helping another set of communities like the Heiltsuk, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais and Gitga’at – we can certainly start cleaning up our community. That’s what I’d really like to see coming out of this,” said Jonas Fineman.
He was one of nine eco-tour captains who had just returned from a beach clean up along BC’s central coast.Continue reading Small ship operator’s beach clean-up
The coronavirus pandemic has created a rare opportunity for B.C.’s debris-strewn shoreline – eco-tour operators have free time and available boats to pick up ocean trash.Continue reading Tourism Operators Become Beach Cleaners
Shoreline cleanup and sampling is complete following the Dinan Bay diesel spill last month.
Taan Forest spilled approximately 4,500 litres of diesel into the bay on April 22, when a valve feeding fuel to the electrical generator on the Toba Barge failed.Continue reading After The Dinan Bay Diesel Spill