Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Working with the K’ómoks Nation towards Q’waq’wala7owkw on their unceded territory.

Be Part of a Full Central Salish Sea Clean-up with Project Watershed

Cleaning up Brooklyn Creek in the Estuary  ~ J. White

Come out and participate in this special Clean-up effort as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on September 25 and 26th, 2021.

This year, Project Watershed has partnered with the Association for Denman Island Marine Stewards (ADMIS) and the Ocean Legacy Foundation in a push to clean all the beaches from Little River to Bowser as part of a full Central Salish Sea Clean-up. Project Watershed will focus on beaches from Little River to Royston and ADMIS will cover Royston to Bowser.

 We will run this cleanup in the same decentralized manner as our Earth Day Cleanup. This will allow us to cover more ground and stay COVID safe. Participants who sign up will be asked to chose a stretch of beach from our list and clean it up with others from their bubble.

As with Earth Day, we will give away a $25 gift card to an individual or group that sends in a beach clean up photo.

To participate read and follow the directions on this page.

To Participate:

Sign Up

Enter your name and email address in our Volunteer Form. We will send you an email with all the information you need, including a form for picking your beach or area.

Download and Read

We will send you an electronic version of each of these. Please sign the digital version of the waiver prior to preforming the cleanup.  If you cannot print the data card, simply bring a paper to record the types and amounts of garbage found.


Decentralized Cleanup!

Go to the beach you have registered to clean between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm on Saturday or Sunday, September 25th or 26th. Pick up and record garbage. If you find sharps and do not feel comfortable handling them send us an email at with the location and we will organize pick up – if you can send a photo as well that would be helpful.

There will be designatgarbage drop points for you to deposit the collected garbage once you have completed cleaning your beach. Please  remember to email a photo of your data card, send us a list of  what you collected or fill out the form on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website.

Suggested Supplies

  • Garbage Bags
  • Gloves
  • Data Card and pen or pencil (download on this page)
  • Plastic container with lid for sharps (do not handle sharps if you feel uncomfortable doing so)
  • Hat – dress for the weather
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snack
Share and Raise Awareness

Take a photo of your good deed email it to and/or post it to Facebook or Instagram with @cvpws and #SalishSeaCleanup. It would be great to include a comment on the amount/type of garbage your found or the most interesting. This will help raise awareness about ocean pollution and we will enter your name in a draw for a $25 Peninsula Coop gift card.

Email us if you have any questions or comments

op: Surf smelt, Bottom: Pacific sand lance (used with permission K. Perry)

Top: Surf smelt, Bottom: Pacific sand lance by K. Perry

Clean beaches help forage fish!


Surf smelt egg attached to sand particle by Kurt Perry

Layne and Brenda of 40 KNOTS with Caitlin Pierzchalski ~ L.Stewart