Every year, the local Sea Scouts help with World Oceans Day, and provide safety boat cover for the local divers who collect debris from our local shoreline. Families and youngsters comb the sands and collect “foreign” items that shouldn’t be there. Then the fun starts – under the guidance of Vancouver Aquarium all the various items are logged and categorised. Condoms, cigarette butts, you name it, we find it.
Sometimes there are pleasant discoveries too. One year a wallet was recovered and returned to its owner. Sometimes there are poignant finds… like well-loved dollies who met a watery end.
Saatchi & Saatchi in LA worked with the Surfrider Foundation to help raise awareness with a pretty unsubtle reminder of how we’re polluting our food sources.