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Celebrating World Oceans Day: Our Kitsilano Beach Cleanup


Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th

On a glorious sunny day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, BC, we gathered together for a meaningful beach cleanup in honor of World Oceans Day on June 8th. With an incredible turnout of volunteers, the day was filled with positivity, community spirit, and a shared passion for our oceans.


Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th

The event kicked off with a special water quality testing session led by Praise from Water Rangers. We ventured down to the shoreline to test the ocean's pH levels, discovering a slightly acidic reading of 7, likely influenced by factors such as rain, nearby drainage, and varying weather conditions. While the pH was lower than ideal (8.2), the nitrogen and oxygen levels tested within normal ranges, with optimal oxygen levels thriving in the cooler beach temperatures.


Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th
Conducting pH level testing of the ocean at Kits Beach

Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th
Water Rangers conducting an assessment of the ocean's oxygen levels

Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Following the insightful testing, volunteers eagerly engaged in the beach cleanup itself. Armed with gloves, bags and buckets, we combed the sands, uncovering a variety of debris including cigarette butts, plastic straws, and bottle caps. Each piece collected was meticulously sorted and documented, contributing valuable data to Ocean Wise's Shoreline Cleanup initiative. This data plays a crucial role in identifying trends and informing efforts to combat plastic pollution through initiatives like the Dirty Dozen.


Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Ocean Wise for sponsoring this impactful event during Ocean Week, and to Shoreline Cleanup for their invaluable support in organizing and uniting communities for cleaner shores. Special thanks also to Water Rangers for their expertise in water system awareness and insightful contributions throughout the day.


Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Together, we celebrated a successful day of action, fostering new connections and deepening our commitment to ocean conservation on World Oceans Day. Here's to many more moments of community, stewardship, and appreciation for our beautiful oceans.


Shoreline cleanup hosted by Oceanspire for World Ocean Day at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver

Images in this blog post were taken by: Fardou Photography


Interested in more ways you can help support the ocean and marine life?




Explore more about our collaborators from this beach cleanup and learn how they're contributing towards ocean conservation:


Ocean Wise: Visit their page to discover their initiatives and how they're making a difference in marine conservation and plastic pollution.


Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th








Water Rangers: Learn about their work in water quality testing and how you can get involved in monitoring our water systems.

Oceanspire shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Oceans Day June 8th















Shoreline Cleanup: Find out how you can join future cleanups and contribute to keeping our shores clean and healthy.

Oceanspire's shoreline cleanup at Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver for World Ocean Day June 8th







 

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