Help clean Wreck Beach and get free food

Mackenzie Walker

This Friday, May 12, the Institution for the Oceans and Fisheries (IOF) is hosting a beach cleanup at Wreck Beach from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The event is in support of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, which aims to clear all beaches of trash and to raise awareness about the garbage we produce in various communities across the country. According to their website, their volunteers have already “coordinated 196 cleanups and collected 4,768 kg of litter on 1,234 km of Canadian shoreline” in 2017 alone.

After the cleanup there will be a barbecue hosted by the IOF in the Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory building on campus with free food for all volunteers.

Currently, there are only seven of twenty-five participant spots filled so head over to their website to sign up or check out their Facebook event here.

Finally, even though Wreck Beach is a “clothing-optional” beach, they do ask that you come fully clothed if you intend to participate.