A Great River Runs Through Us

This film is about individual empowerment, community involvement, and supporting environmental action. We hope after watching this film you will be inspired to take action in your communities and have more of an understanding of the importance of protecting water sources.

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A Great River Runs Through Us, Filmed and Produced by Vince Pilon. Runtime: 33 minutes

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.

Get Involved,

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? Want to help with a cleanup?

2017 Stats!

The following numbers were collected from the volunteer’s data cards during our shoreline/ in River Cleanups.

Top 10 Collected Items

Cigarette Butts 689 pc.
Mis. Plastic Pieces 356 pc.
Plastic Pieces 256 pc.
Beverage Bottles (Plastic) 226 pc.
Foam Pieces 211 pc.
Glass Pieces 175 pc.
Cups and Plates (paper) 170 pc.
Beverage Cans 169 pc.
Food wrappers 156 pc.
Other Plastic Bags 117 pc.

2017 Dates!

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

Additional Articles:

2017 Cornwall Waste Calendar (Page 6 Clean up insert) Click here

Standard Freeholder – ” Cornwall gives Canada C3 the royal welcome”

Choose Cornwall – “Canada C3 vessel to visit Cornwall”

Have Questions?

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

Sponsors / Partners / Special Thanks;

For more information contact:

Karen Douglass Cooper
Karen Douglass CooperCommunications Officer and RAP Transition Coordinator

+1 613-936-6620 ext.229