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On May 19, the Pristine Blue Initiative and a few fantastic friends took on a shoreline cleanup at the Morningside Park on a lovely Sunday morning. Morningside Park turned out to be a lovely park space with Highland Creek running through it and plenty of parking! The forecast was said to be rainy but mother earth smiled down on us and only downpoured a little at the end of our cleanup! We were able to fill up four garbage bags in two hours so our collection was fruitful… but not for good reasons. The garbage included significant amounts of plastic waste, cigarette butts and beverage cans, speaking to the proportion of plastic waste on a larger scale in our communities. On a good note, my favourite part of this cleanup would have to be the new trash pickers we got! We can’t wait to organize the next big cleanup in June and hopefully it’s not a rainy one.

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