The Dates for the Great St. Lawrence River Cleanup 2017 have been chosen!

Our 2016 Short Documentary by Vince Pilon, “A Great River Runs Through Us” 

A Great River Runs Through Us follows the St. Lawrence River Institute of Environmental Sciences and the Upper St. Lawrence River Protection Network as they work with over 400 volunteers to hold a community cleanup. Out of grass root beginnings it turned into something with a life of its own.

A Great River Runs Through Us, was filmed during the summer of 2016 as it follows the 5 Cleanups undertaken by the community. During the Cleanups the Upper St. Lawrence River Protection Network worked together with the Adopt a street volunteers, Cornwall Lunker Club and the local Seaway Valley Divers club to accomplish something special.

We hope that when you watch this video you will feel empowered to take initiative within your own community to make a difference, to take part in local cleanups and support environmental action.

Free Volunteer Training Session,

Wednesday May 3rd 2017.

At Schnitzels in Cornwall, Ontario, at 7 pm.

Hey! Get Involved,

If you're interesting in becoming a volunteer to help with the clean up click below,

In collaboration with the Cornwall Lunker Club, Seaway Valley Divers, and the Upper St. Lawrence River Protection Network, River Institute is recruiting volunteers to help remove garbage, debris and submerged items from four sites along the Cornwall waterfront. Volunteers helped itemize, sort and weigh collected items.

2017 Dates!

If your interested in helping with the Cleanups, don’t forget to register below as a volunteer. (Click the Image to enlarge)

2016 Stats!

The following numbers were collected from the volunteer’s data cards during the all 5 Cleanups.

Have Questions?

If you have other questions or general inquiries, Click here.

For more information contact:
Karen Douglass Cooper
Karen Douglass CooperCommunications Officer and RAP Transition Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext.229

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