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Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation program that provides everyone the opportunity to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time!

This citizen science conservation project tracks each piece of litter collected. Shoreline Cleanups help us to better understand the types of garbage affecting Lethbridge's shorelines.

No registration necessary, but it is encouraged. All you need is gloves, a bag (or bucket), and a checklist to track the types of garbage found.

Remember - your shoreline starts at your front door - litter that enters storm drains at the street level will generally lead directly into the river. Cleaning up litter ANYWHERE is helpful and makes a big difference to our watershed's health!

Shoreline Saturdays in 2023

Celebrate your Shoreline on the first Saturday of every month from June to September!
If you need supplies, visit the Helen Schuler Nature Centre anytime between 10am-4pm to pick up gloves, a bag, and data sheet, then go for a stroll and track the litter you pick up! When you are done, submit your data as part of the national Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup database.

  • June 3

  • July 8

  • August 5

  • September 2

Please track the litter you find using the data card

My kids had so much fun and it's a great educational experience.
- Jeff Horii
The City of Lethbridge acknowledges that we are gathered on the lands of the Blackfoot people of the Canadian Plains and pays respect to the Blackfoot people past, present and future while recognizing and respecting their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship to the land. The City of Lethbridge is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III.