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Here you will find useful links to information websites about shoreline cleanup in Canada and elsewhere. You can also find information on the various organizations and programs dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the St. Lawrence River and its natural resources.

Beach cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Each September, hundreds of volunteers around the world get together for the International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), coordinated by Ocean Conservancy. For the past 18 years, more than 4.5 million volunteers from over 120 countries, including Canada, have participated in the annual ICC event. In Canada, the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is the ICC's main event, and one of the main environmental intervention programs. The Vancouver Aquarium launched the program 11 years ago with the help of the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. What was then a simple local shoreline-cleanup initiative has become a national program that includes volunteers from every province and territory.

St. Lawrence River

St. Lawrence Plan
The St. Lawrence Plan website is entirely dedicated to the St. Lawrence River, and the interventions led jointly by the governments of Canada and Quebec.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The mission of Fisheries and Oceans Canada is to ensure safe, healthy, productive waters and aquatic ecosystems, for the benefit of present and future generations, by maintaining the highest possible standards of service to Canadians, conservation and sustainable-resource use, marine-safety and environmental protection, as well as scientific excellence.

Environment Canada – The Green Lane
The Green Lane helps Canadians communicate, exchange information, and share knowledge in order to make environmental decisions. Environment Canada contributes to a multitude of programs and services.

Hinterland’s Who’s Who
Here, you’ll find in-depth descriptions of wildlife, discussions on issues and actions that you can take to help wildlife, and educational materials that teachers and group leaders can use.

Environmental organizations

Stratégies Saint-Laurent
Stratégies Saint-Laurent is the national coalition of ZIP (priority intervention zone) committees.

Réseau d'observation des mammifères marins
The Réseau d’observation des mammifères marins (ROMM) is a non-profit organization focused on the protection and conservation of cetaceans and pinnipeds.

Whales On-Line
Whales On-Line is a reference and news site dedicated to education promoting the conservation of whales in the St. Lawrence and their natural habitat.

Quebec Society for Wetland Conservation
The Quebec Society for Wetland Conservation is a non-profit land trust whose mission is to protect and enhance the biodiversity of Quebec’s wetlands for the benefit of present and future generations.

Ducks Unlimited Canada
All Ducks Unlimited organizations conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.