About The Schoolyard Cleanup

Canada is among the world’s most water wealthy nations. Home to the world’s longest coastline and one fifth of the earth’s freshwater, we’re incredibly fortunate to have this abundance of ocean coast, lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands, but we need to protect it.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw, is a joint conservation initiative between Ocean Wise and WWF-Canada. Since 2004, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers, workplaces and community groups have rolled up their sleeves for nature to prevent more than 1.2 million kilograms of litter from entering the aquatic habitats wildlife call home.

This school year, we are calling on students, educators and schools from coast to coast to coast to help protect fish, turtles, birds and other wildlife living near your shore. Be part of the solution by joining in our national Schoolyard Cleanup. Let’s stop litter in its tracks, before it has a chance to get into the water.

Register your cleanup and contribute to citizen science by submitting your litter data results to national and international databases. Your local efforts can have global impact.

Together, let’s show how Canadian students can make a difference.