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Riverfront cleanup to celebrate World Water Day

Litter is a problem created by humans but wildlife pays the price. A group of UWindsor students is joining a nation-wide effort to tackle this problem head-on.

Members of the UWin Environmental Stewards will conduct a shoreline cleanup along the city’s riverfront on Sunday, March 18.

Eight cleanups on this site have collected 247 kilograms of trash since 2013, reports sociology professor Tanya Basok, the University’s environmental sustainability advocate. She has scheduled the event to coincide with World Water Day.

“The core of our group will be environmental studies majors, but anyone is welcome to join us in helping clean our beautiful waterfront,” Dr. Basok says.

She is especially excited to note that about 30 international students have already registered.

Volunteers will gather in the Windsor Sculpture Park at the foot of California Avenue at 10 a.m. The cleanup will extend from the Ambassador Bridge to Josephine Avenue until noon. Register as a participant on the event website.