Surfrider Pacific Rim lead an amazing day of hard work at the astounding Florencia Bay. In partnership with Parks Canada, the surrounding communities as well as many tourists, we hauled out over a tonne of marine debris.

The difficult to access beach provided no lack of sweat for our volunteers. Everyone chipped in to clean up North Florencia and carry the debris to the parking lot for recycling.

Everything from large Styrofoam blocks, crab traps, kids toys, thousands of microplastics, to tires were collected. Volunteers were treated to soaring eagles, a driftwood art Alien, beautiful flora, and a whale carcass, along with all the snacks and stoke that Surfrider and Parks Canada brought to the beach!

What an amazing day, thank you everyone involved for their hard work and to Jamie’s Whaling Station for sponsoring our Love Your Beach Clean Program!

Lastly, photos 1-4 were taken by a volunteer who came out to the event with his family – Tom Oldham! It would be great to credit him for these, though he didn’t ask us too.