Boughton Law was proud to participate in the Great Vancouver Shoreline Cleanup for the fourth year in a row on Saturday. A team of 25 people comprised of staff, lawyers, and their families from the Vancouver-based law firm gathered at Spanish Banks to do their part in cleaning up Vancouver’s shores.
Originating in 1994, The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup empowers thousands of Canadians to combat coastline litter by participating in organized cleanups every year. This program is jointly led by the World Wide Fund for Nature and the Vancouver Aquarium and operates in partnership with the Keep Vancouver Spectacular initiative, all of which share the goal of encouraging Canadians to do their part in rehabilitating beach areas through cleanups. The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup also collaborates with international organizations such as the International Coastal Cleanup and the Trash Free Seas Alliance, making it one of the largest direct action environmental programs in Canada as well as the third largest clean up in the world.
As a uniquely West Coast firm, Boughton Law is eager to do their part in preserving the region’s shorelines and has participated in The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup since 2013. Equipped with garbage pickers and bags, the Boughton Law team helped in collecting cigarette butts, food wrappers, plastic bottles and many other pieces of garbage, all of which threaten the lives of wildlife and reduce the water quality. In 2015, the collective efforts of cleanups across Canada resulted in 15,776 bags filled, totally nearly 176,000 kgs of garbage removed.
“All of us at Boughton Law understand the importance of coming together to get our hands dirty and give back to our community,” said Jordan Dixon, Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Boughton Law. “Our involvement in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is one way we contribute to improving the community in which we live and play.”
For more information on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, please visit www.shorelinecleanup.ca.