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 Take part in a Waterfront Walkabout!


Litter is a serious pollution issue that affects our waterways. It has been estimated that around 7 million tonnes of litter enter the world’s oceans each year.  A staggering 80 per cent of the litter in the Great Lakes is plastic. This pollution is threatening the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and the source of drinking water for 40 million people.


You can participate in a Waterfront Walkabout and help us remove and document plastics from our waterways!  You can walk the shoreline or join us by paddling alongside! All volunteers will receive free clean-up supplies, survey sheets and safety tips. Please bring rubber boots and/or waders if you have them.


Upcoming Events




August 2017 Walkabout:


Boulevard Lake Waterfront Walkabout Clean Up!


In partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (drop in)




AquaVan 150: Connecting Communities to Coastlines

A Canada 150 Signature Initiative



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The’s award-winning AquaVan is making a splash in your community with live marine animals from British Columbia’s coast! Our AquaVan Educators will facilitate learning through hands-on exploration of aquatic life from around the world. Touch a sea star, examine a hermit crab and discover the connections between our aquatic life, the environment, and ourselves.

On Aug. 2nd, AquaVan 150 will be stationed at Boulevard Lake Park from 1pm – 6pm with a unique selection of artifacts and live animals! Help make a difference with the AquaVan in your community by participating in the Shoreline Cleanup with EcoSuperior.

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup empowers all Canadians to take action for healthy waterways by taking part in shoreline cleanups. Presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, the Shoreline Cleanup is a national program of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada. Cleanups can take place any time of year, anywhere land connects to water, including rivers, lakes, streams and beaches.

For details and registration, click here:

#AquaVan150 @cleanshorelines



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Plan your own Waterfront Walkabout:






Can't make it to one of our events?  That's okay!  You can do your own walkabout when it works for you! Let us know you are going to do one and we will provide you with free clean-up supplies, survey sheets, safety tips and help disposing of the litter collected.


Register your Waterfront Walkabout here!






Past Events


July 2017 Walkabout:



Summer is here!  It’s time to get together & celebrate our great Lake Superior at the Terrace Bay Beach Festival!


Terrace Bay Beach Waterfront Walkabout Clean Up!
Sunday, July 16, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.




Join EcoSuperior for a Waterfront Walkabout shoreline clean-up at 10am.  Do your part to keep Lake Superior free from litter!  All supplies provided.  Just show up to pitch in and help make our beach clean for everyone’s enjoyment!  After the clean-up, stay for the party with everything wind, water and waves!! 



For more information on the Terrace Bay Beach Festival, click HERE!


This clean-up is registered as part of the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean-Up.  For more information on this program or to sign up as a participant, click HERE.






October 2016 Walkabout:






McVicar Creek Waterfront Walkabout Clean Up!
Saturday, October 22nd
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.






Join Ecosuperior and the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council for a Waterfront Walkabout shoreline clean-up at McVicar Creek . Help remove and document litter and debris from our waterways! Free clean-up supplies, safety tips and refreshments for volunteers. Meet at the Clayte Street footbridge.





Register here:

Let us know you are coming! Register for the McVicar Creek Waterfront Walkabout here!


September 2016 Walkabout: 




2016 Current River Waterfront Walkabout Clean Up!
Saturday, September 24th
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fisherman’s Park




Join the EcoDivers in September as they clean-up the Current River.  This is a shoreline and underwater clean-up!  Land and underwater (certified divers) crew needed!




August 2016 Walkabout:








Click here, for more information on the eXXpedition Great Lakes 2016 program!





Questions? Contact 624-2141 or


562 Red River Road,
Thunder Bay, Ontario
P7B 1H3
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We are offering curbside pick-up through our online store.

Temporary phone hours:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. 

Phone: 807-624-2140

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