Karma’s a Beach Shoreline Cleanup

Inner Beach Biannual Karma's a Beach Shoreline Cleanup

Join the Inner Beach bi-annual
Karma’s a Beach Shoreline Cleanup

Saturday, September 18th
8:30am to 12:30pm at R.K. McMillan Park & Lakefront Promenade
We have made the decision to set up closer to the pavilion at R.K. McMillan Park at 830 Aviation Road, around the inlet from Lakefront Promenade. The sandy beach area here is in dire need of cleanup.

Sunday, September 19th
8:30am to 12:30pm at Jack Darling Beach
We will be near the middle parking lot close to the water, by the Comfort Station.

Look for the tent with the pink and white beach umbrellas. Come rain or shine.

Let’s clean our beaches! Join us in participating in International Coastal Cleanup Day — one of the world's largest annual preservation and protection events and volunteer efforts for our lakes, waves and beaches.

Bring your own compostable or reusable bags, gloves, sunscreen, and drinking water. Participants are encouraged to bring a mask and practice social distancing.

How it works:

  • Pick up trash along the beach and waterfront.

  • Return your trash to the tent before 12:30pm.

  • We will dispose of everything.

  • We’ll draw 5 raffle winners at 12:30pm.

Sign up at Eventbrite to confirm your attendance:

Saturday, September 18th from 8:30am to 12:30pm at R.K. McMillan Park & Lakefront Promenade

Sunday, September 19th from 8:30am to 12:30pm at Jack Darling Beach

We'll see you there!

Why Join?

  • Roughly 80% of litter that washes ashore on Lake Ontario is plastic debris.

  • Lake Ontario provides drinking water to over nine million people in Ontario and is a vital part of the region's ecology, providing important habitat to a myriad of fishes, birds, mammals, reptiles, and plants.

  • Plastic splits into smaller pieces but does not break down in the environment, leading fish and animals to mistake the tiny specs for food, fill up on plastic and starve.

  • Plastic debris attracts contaminants and can create large floating mats that lure fish away from their natural habitat.

  • Three million pounds of plastic debris ends up in Lake Ontario each year — enough plastic waste to fill 28 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

  • We have the tools, resources and responsibility to make a difference in our local community.