World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honor the world’s oceans, celebrate their resources and beauty, and appreciate their intrinsic value.
Groups have been working to build greater awareness of the crucial role of the ocean in our lives and the important ways people can help.
World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to get involved in protecting our future, through personal and community action and involvement – beach cleanups, educational programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the oceans.
The Young Professionals of Campbell River (YPCR) is a newly formed organization that wants to be in involved in the community and help make it better for everyone. That is why they are hosting a World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup at Ken Forde Park in Willow Point.
“We are looking forward to this family fun event. This is a great way for Campbell Riverites to show their appreciation of the water that surrounds us,” says YPCR public relations director, Stewart Carstairs.
YPCR is inviting all community members to help clean up our local beaches on Saturday June 2. Garbage bags, maps and goodies will be available at our sign-in table.
They will organize clean-up parties and provide you directions to specific beaches. Bring the kids, or organize a team of your colleagues.
This is a drop-in event that runs from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.