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Wanted: Litter pickers in Port Moody

A triumphant volunteer holds aloft a car bumper he found in the waters of Port Moody Inlet during last year
A triumphant volunteer holds aloft a car bumper he found in the waters of Port Moody Inlet during last year's Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
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Cleaning up Port Moody Inlet is the goal of volunteers and supporters of the Port Moody Ecological Society who will be descending on wooded forests and trails Sept. 22 to pick up litter.

Once again the organization responsible for running the Noons Creek Hatchery is calling for volunteers to participate in the national Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. Plans are to scour beaches and trails of the inlet and nearby Noons Creek for a few hours to pick up debris left in the area over the past year.

"We're really doing it to raise awareness of the importance of the inlet and the environment," said Sandra Niven, who said PMES hopes to best its record last year when 164 people came out for the clean up.

The volunteers filled 26 bags of garbage and collected 2,430 items including clothing, dishes, bags, toys, bait containers and a car bumper.

Niven said she would like to see even more people join the effort this year because the goal is to cover even more territory. But participants have to register here first so organizers know the numbers and can plan accordingly.

The clean up runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22 and will cover the area around the Noons Creek Hatchery as well as Shoreline Park from Rocky Point Park to Shoreline Park.

Participants can also contact the society directly as portmoodyecologicalsociety@hotmail.com to get more information.

dstrandberg@tricitynews.com

 

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