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Needed: Volunteers
Project: Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup | Sign Up
Date and time: Summer 2024; Various dates and times depending on location

  • Barrie-Innisfil, Ontario
  • Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kingston, Ontario
  • Whitby-Cobourg, Ontario

About the position

Looking for something fun and educational to do this summer? Join the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup (GLPC), an initiative of Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region, and a small team of volunteers to assist in the waste characterization and data collection process of debris captured in the Seabins of Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe!

Seabins are devices that float near the surface of the water and capture litter that is within the water. From smaller items such as plastic fragments and cigarette butts, to larger take-out food and beverage containers, the Seabins are able to collect a variety of items. It is important to collect and sort the waste to determine the types of items that are frequently making their way into Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe and negatively affecting our waterways.

All equipment required will be provided by GLPC, and we only ask you to dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and bring a reusable water bottle!

*Event end time may vary depending on how much waste has been captured by the Seabin.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to the coordinator specific to your location:

To register for the event, please visit our Eventbrite page: here. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Visit to learn more about our work in the Great Lakes region!

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 21 2024    ID: 71435