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Shoreline cleanup yields large haul of garbage

The Kingston Whig Standard

By Joanne Mumby

May 3, 2011

Mother nature supplied ideal weather for a clean-up of the shore line at Lemoine Point Conservation Area on Saturday.

"We had two groups, one went down to Rotary Park and the other made it to the far lookout," said Drew Sauve, a member of the Ontario Nature Youth Council.

The group of about 20 young people managed to cover the entire shoreline of Lemoine Point. In about three hours, the group collected more than 25 large garbage bags of waste from the shoreline.

The shoreline at Lemoine Point is one of the last public places in the area that includes old forest, said Anne Robertson of the Ontario Nature Youth Council.

"It's great to have the young people here to help with the shoreline cleanup," said Chris Hargreaves, of the group Friends of Lemoine Point.

Hargreaves said because it's easier for the younger group to negotiate the terrain of the shoreline, having young people conduct a cleanup makes a big difference.

Hargreaves wanted to point out that it's not only organized groups that help keep Lemoine Point in such good condition. Many people, as they walk the trails, will pick up garbage they see.

In addition to the Lemoine Point cleanup, four other such events were planned across Ontario Saturday morning.

"It's kind of neat that we're all co-ordinating our efforts at the same time to help make things better," Sauve said.

Sauve said he originally got involved through the Ontario Natural Youth Council teen group and has been a council member for about one year.

Sauve is in his last year of secondary school.

"I'm probably heading to Queen's University for general science and I'll specialize from there once I figure things out," he said.

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