Cleanup of bay
Watershed group joins Island-wide shoreline beach cleanup effort
John Lane spies a sixpack yoke and retrieves it from the beach sand.
The yoke’s purpose is to hold beverage cans together for transport, but they have a menacing after-life once they’re recklessly discarded, the co-ordinator of the Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association advises.
Lane explained the openings in the yoke can become a death trap for fish or small animals.
They are so much of a concern to him that before he places any of the yokes into his waste cart he rips the rings apart.
The Cascumpec Bay Watershed Association held a beach shoreline cleanup earlier this month from the Gap near Jacques Cartier Provincial Park in Kildare to the entrance to Alberton Harbour, a distance of about eight kilometres.
The CBWA is getting involved as part of the Islandshoreline beach cleanup campaign, spearheaded by the P.E.I. Aquaculture Alliance.
The CBWA wants to point out the harm that is being done to the environment by improper disposal of garbage.
They’re placing a special emphasis on ridding the beach of plastic.
“It just doesn’t go away; it’s still in the ecosystem,” Lane said of discarded plastic and other debris.