Volunteers to cleanup shorelines
Sept. 24, 2013, Chemainus, B.C. - In a joint effort in promoting stewardship, environmental responsibility and community engagement, Catalyst Paper is partnering with Halalt First Nation, with support from the Young Professionals of Cowichan, Crofton Fire Hall, and Island Corridor Foundation to participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Fund of Canada.
Catalyst Paper and Halalt First Nation have identified an area along the Chemainus River near the intersection of Halalt Road and Westholme Road to conserve as natural habitat for wildlife and recreation area for the community. The cooperative cleanup effort will begin at 2:30 p.m. and conclude with a BBQ on-site provided by Catalyst Paper at 4:30 p.m.
In its 20-year history, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup has come to attract over 50,000 volunteers across Canada annually and has benefitted approximately 22,000 kilometres of shorelines, making it one of the largest volunteer cleanup efforts in the world.
Catalyst Paper and Halalt First Nation have extended the invitation to residents of the North Cowichan community to the cleanup happening on Friday, September 27, 2013.