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Friends of Sandbanks Park

Working with the Park to make it an even better place to visit

Sand Sifting Cleanup at the Outlet Beach

What's it all about?

Every year, nearly 10,000 tons of plastic pollute the Great Lakes. Because of the geography of the Sandbanks, the beach acts as a giant net for much of that upstream waste.

The Friends of Sandbanks are sponsoring several days of beach cleanup.

This is the Park's Blue Flag Beach. They do a wonderful job of keeping it free of the larger plastic and garbage; our efforts will be focused on cleaning the smaller items, like water bottle caps and plastic cigarillo tips that are ubiquitous on all Lake Ontario beaches.

  • Friday, 19th July 2019, at the free admission day of Healthy Parks, Healthy People

    Please note that this event will focus on the removal of trash resulting from high water at the Lakehore Beach on Lake Ontario.

  • Wednesday, 31st July 2019
  • Wednesday, 14th August 2019
  • Wednesday, 28th August 2019

The events will start at 09h00 and finish at 11h00 (two hours)

Where:  Within the Park at the Outlet Beach, opposite Currah's Park Store (see map below.) ** with the exception of the July 19th event **

What does it cost: Nothing! Its a volunteer event! (Regular Park Admission fees apply)

What to bring: Yourself, your family, your friends. We will supply sand sifters, scoops or shovels protective gloves and collection bags.

Fun at Sandfest 2016

Do I need to sign up in advance? No, just show up and be part of our cleanup to help make the Park an even better place to visit.

Please join us at one of our new volunteer cleanup events.

Take two hours out of your beach day and give back some of your time to improve our beautiful park!

Any event may be cancelled in the event of rain or wet sand. Please check our Facebook Page the day before in case of weather cancellation.

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