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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Volunteers Fill 15 Garbage Bags After Beach Cleanup

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

The group picked up small items from cups, containers and a large amount of animal waste.

Photo Submitted by Metta Wave 

Two local Saugeen Shores businesses inspired a good deed this past weekend to cleanup Port Elgin Main Beach.

Over 30 people assisted the owners of Metta Wave and the Pea Pod on a dreary Saturday (April 6) and filled 15 bags of refuse.

Chelsea Weir of Metta Wave says the group picked up small items from cups and containers to larger objects, including car tires.

"The majority of the garbage was dog poop bags and cigarette butts...that was the vast majority of what we picked up... so I wouldn't say that was washed up."

Metta Wave regularly holds yoga classes on the beach and owner Weir thinks it's important as a beach user and a member of the community to keep the area looking great and would like to host more cleanup events.

"I think it's really important that we make a community effort to keep that place looking great and not just the shoreline... we can look at all places, including trails."

She wanted to thank the Town of Saugeen Shores for supplying the cleanup equipment and picking up the fifteen filled garbage bags at no charge.

Later this month Saugeen Shores will be hosting the Eastlink Spring Cleaning Week from April 20 through April 26. Community groups and individuals can visit  www.SaugeenShores.ca/SpringClean to find out ways they can help.

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