Looking for volunteers
Cleanup planned for Murray Harbour
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is looking for volunteers to assist with a major cleanup at Murray Harbour.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25.
There is an archipelago of five islands in Murray Harbour (Cherry, Thomas, Gordon, Herring and Reynolds).
The goal is to remove marine debris and garbage that washes up on the shores and which pose a threat to wildlife species from ingestion and entanglement.
Participants must have their own kayaks (or rented), all safety gear, be experienced and able to paddle two to 10 kilometres, depending which island they help clean up.
Volunteers will be provided with work gloves, water and snacks but should pack a lunch, water bottle and shoes for walking on the island.
The event will proceed in sunshine or light drizzle, but will be postponed to the following day if weather brings rain or high wind.