August 17, 2011 07:00 ET

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Data Reveals Cleanest and Dirtiest Shorelines Across the Nation

Results Show Where the Most and Least Litter Was Collected During the 2010 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

TORONTO, ONTARIO and VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2011) - Where are some of Canada's cleanest and dirtiest shorelines? The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, today released a list of its most and least littered shorelines across Canada, based on results from the 2010 cleanup. The list shows that Canada's shorelines need some help. To make your favourite shoreline clean and healthy for the communities and wildlife that depend on it, register today for this year's Shoreline Cleanup, September 17 to 25, at www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.

Most Littered Province City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Ontario Kingston Sydenham Lake 5000
2nd British Columbia Maple Ridge Kanaka Creek and Kanaka Creek Regional Park 3200
3rd New Brunswick Charlo Baie des Chaleurs 2720
4th British Columbia Delta Tom Hopkins Ravine Park 1200
5th British Columbia Surrey Brownsville Bar Park along Fraser River 1200
Least Littered Province City Shoreline Kg/km
1st Ontario Wallaceburg Running Creek in Crothers Conservation Area 0.10
2nd Ontario Whitby Lynde Shores Conservation Area 0.13
3rd Alberta Drayton Valley Eagle Points Blue Rapids Park 0.20
4th British Columbia Terrace Ferry Island 0.36
5th Ontario Niagara-on-the-Lake Beach at Firelane 14 0.50
Province Least Littered Most littered
Alberta Eagle Points Blue Rapids Park, Drayton Valley – 0.20 kg/km Conjuring Creek, Calmar – 500 kg/km
British Columbia Ferry Island, Terrace – 0.36 kg/km Kanaka Creek and Kanaka Creek Regional Park – 3200 kg/km
Manitoba Riverbank Discovery Centre, Brandon – 7 kg/km Assiniboine River, Winnipeg – 467 kg/km
New Brunswick Plage de Petit Rocher, Petit Rocher – 7 kg/km Baie des Chaleurs, Charlo – 2720 kg/km
Newfoundland and Labrador Octagon Pond Trail, Paradise – 1 kg/km Harbourview Park, St. John's – 1100 kg/km
Northwest Territories Frame Lake near City Hall, Yellowknife – 12 kg/km Frame Lake near Ruth Inch swimming pool, Yellowknife – 20 kg/km
Nova Scotia South Side Beach, Clark's Harbour – 1 kg/km Russell Lake, Dartmouth – 460 kg/km
Nunavut Pond Inlet, Pond Inlet, Mittimatalik – 80 kg/km Stanners Harbour, Taloyoak – 130 kg/km
Ontario Running Creek in Crothers Conservation Area, Wallaceburg – 0.10 kg/km Sydenham Lake, Kingston – 5000 kg/km
Prince Edward Island Cabot Beach Provincial Park, Summerside – 3.75 kg/km Charlottetown Harbor, Charlottetown – 100 kg/km
Quebec St. Lawrence River, Parc George O'Reilly, La Salle – 2 kg/km Rivière à l'Orme, Pierrefonds – 750 kg/km
Saskatchewan South Saskatchewan River, Outlook – 3 kg/km Meewasin Park, Saskatoon – 262 kg/km
Yukon McIntyre Creek near Yukon College, Whitehorse – 33 kg/km Porter Creek, Whitehorse – 367 kg/km


"We hope that Canadians will be inspired by this list and the difference they can make as Shoreline Cleanup participants."
– Jill Dwyer, Program Manager, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Aquarium
"This list shows what a great difference the cleanups can make to our rivers, lakes and oceans – the amount of litter that was removed is remarkable and, if neglected, could have serious impacts on the health of our waters."
– Tony Maas, Director, WWF's Freshwater Program
"We are thrilled to be supporting this conservation initiative through our national charge-for-plastic shopping bag program and to know what a difference Canadians can make for their shorelines and the planet."
– Bob Chant, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Loblaw Companies Limited

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited is also supported by The Home Depot Canada Foundation and Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project as national sponsors, and in Ontario, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation.

About the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, is one of the largest direct action conservation programs in Canada. A conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF, the Shoreline Cleanup aims to promote understanding of shoreline litter issues by engaging Canadians to rehabilitate shoreline areas through cleanups. www.ShorelineCleanup.ca.

About the Vancouver Aquarium

The Vancouver Aquarium is a global leader in connecting people to our natural world, and a self-supporting, non-profit association dedicated to effecting the conservation of aquatic life through display and interpretation, research and direct action. www.vanaqua.org.

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca.

About Loblaw Companies Limited

Loblaw Companies Limited, a subsidiary of George Weston Limited, is Canada's largest food retailer and a leading provider of drugstore, general merchandise and financial products and services. www.loblaw.ca.

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