The Comité ZIP Ville-Marie is proud to present the My Clean Beach program adapted to freshwater habitats. This initiative was made possible through financial support from the Community Interaction Program and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
The mission of the My Clean Beach program is to encourage citizens to organize shoreline cleanups and to get them involved in early detection of riparian problems. The program provides tools that will enable you to organize a safe cleanup and identify the riparian issues affecting your site.
The tools also include information on riparian habitats and their importance to man. You can now easily get involved in protecting and restoring a shoreline dear to you.
Plage sur le chemin de la pointe à Rivière-Ouelle
|12 juin à 9h30 remis au 19 juin en cas de mauvais temps||
|Un diner hor-dog gratuit sera organisé pour les participants.|
|Parc Léon-Gravel, Brossard||4 juin, de 9h00 à 12h00||Comité ZIP Ville-Marie||Ouvert aux employés de la firme d'assurance AXA|
Why clean the shoreline ?
A cleanup is a good way to :
|Have a direct, positive impact on the environment ;|
|Participate in a group activity ;|
|Mingle with people sharing a common interest in environmental protection ;|
|Participate in monitoring shoreline problems in Québec ;|
|Learn about riparian habitats, their fauna and flora, their problems and possible solutions ;|
|Improve water quality ;|
|Improve the aesthetics of the cleaned site ;|
|Reduce negative human impacts on wildlife by reducing the risk of injury and death due to debris ;|
|Favour productive angling by reducing the impact of debris on sport fish ;|
|Increase the pleasure of swimming, fishing, wildlife watching and plant observation ;|
|Live in a healthy environment !|
In short, a cleanup is a great opportunity for schools, environmental groups and concerned citizens to get involved in an activity having a direct, positive impact on the environment. And let’s not forget that this positive impact extends beyond the site cleaned since the debris collected will not pose a problem elsewhere.
It is also important to remove debris from the water because it causes problems for the fauna and flora. Animals get entangled in it or eat it, which may cause injury or even death. Moreover, several types of debris break down and release chemicals that negatively affect the entire ecosystem.
Tools to organize an instructive, safe and effective cleanup :
In the Cleanup section, you will find tools that give you all the information you need to get involved in protecting a shoreline: Organizer’s Guide, diagnostic data cards, tips to work with the media, and much more. Download them, it's free!
Instructive material :
In the Learning section, you will find information about riparian habitats, species living there and their problems. This is the section you need if you want to learn more about invasive plants, aquatic fauna and flora, wetlands, riparian buffer zones, erosion, types of debris and impacts of debris on animals.
News and results :
In the News section, you will find news about the program as well as photos and results from past cleanups. The list of future cleanups will also be posted there.