Whether deliberately dumped or accidentally dropped, litter can have devastating consequences for wildlife. Rivers, lakes, streams, storm drains, and beaches are all connected, so litter along one shoreline can be transported far away from where it began.
A local iteration of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup along Windsor’s riverfront gives members of the community a chance to break this cycle on Saturday, March 23.
Almost 50 volunteers have signed up to participate, but there is room for plenty more, reports sociology professor Tanya Basok, the University’s environmental sustainability advocate. She organized the effort to coincide with World Water Day.
Volunteers will gather in the Windsor Sculpture Park at the foot of California Avenue at 11 a.m. The cleanup will extend from the Ambassador Bridge to Campbell Avenue until 1 p.m. Register as a participant on the event website.