Another clean up operation succeeded by Opération Saint-Laurent on the shoreline and islands of Parc de la Rivière-des-Milles-Îles
Quebec City, 11th of july 2022. Stratégies Saint-Laurent and Mission 1000 Tonnes teams have invited citizens for a clean up activity on the shoreline of Parc de la Rivière-des-Milles-Îles in Laval. This clean up has been organised in collaboration with Organisation Bleue and many other partner as Pop Spirit and l’Apneacity. They have contributed to the recruitment of volunteer and for the clean up logistic. The event welcomed 30 volunteers and have recolted 125 kilogram waste accidentally left on the banks of the river or brought by the tide and the winds. This citizen mobilization allows less debris to end up in the ecosystems of the St. Lawrence, promoting the protection of water quality, fauna and flora.
Opération Saint-Laurent’s goal is to mobilize citizens to participate in a vast clean up operation of the St. Lawrence River’s shoreline. Throughout the year, 20 clean-up activities are carried out. In addition to reducing plastic impact on the water quality, these activities will help mobilize businesses and municipalities to participate in clean-up operations and will reduce their plastic footprint. Moreover, this mobilization also helps to inform the population during the clean-up activities and to raise awareness toward the importance of collecting plastic waste.
The Opération Saint-Laurent project is made possible thanks to the collaboration between Stratégie Saint-Laurent and Missions 1000 Tonnes. They have received a funding of 42 000$ from the EcoAction Community Funding Program. This investment will make it possible to carry out the clean-up projects during the year 2021-2022.
About Stratégie Saint-Laurent
Stratégies Saint-Laurent is a non-profit organization that brings together the ZIP committees of Quebec. Its primary mission is to promote, through innovative models, the participation of riverside communities in the protection, rehabilitation, and enhancement of the St. Lawrence.
About Missions 1000 Tonnes
Missions 1000 Tonnes is an organization that aims to change the world by taking action to protect marine and aquatic ecosystems by removing waste from the world's oceans and waterways while working to promote the reduction of various sources of waste. Four objectives define its mission: to remove 1000 tons of plastic waste from the planet's waterways, to raise awareness and mobilize the protection of ecosystems, and to offer alternatives of plastic use.
The EcoAction Community Funding Program provides financial support to non-profit and non-government organizations for local action-based projects that produce measurable, positive effects on the environment.