QCT and friends tidy up the shoreline

Photo: Danielle Burns

Tired but satisfied volunteers, Shirley Nadeau, Michel Dubé, Jean-Michel Dubé, Joanna de Haan, Quinn Fletcher, Nicole Dubé and Marianne Marcoux (kneeling), near the end of the cleanup, with just a small portion of the debris they gathered. Bethann and Jerod Merkle, Danielle Burns and Nicolas St-Laurent are not shown in photo.

This year the Quebec Chronicle Telegraph organized its first Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup (GCSC) along a designated section of the St. Charles River. Although windy, the weather cooperated, providing sun and no rain. The GCSC originated 19 years ago in Vancouver's magnificent Stanley Park and eventually went national, taking place every September.