Community invited to ‘Trick-or-Trash’ Kingston shoreline cleanup

Past Trick-or-Trash event in Toronto. Photo via Ocean Wise.

Everyone in the Kingston area is invited to Trick-or-Trash this weekend with Ocean Wise, Friends of Kingston Inner Harbour, and Swim, Drink, Fish.

The three organizations have come together for a Halloween-themed shoreline cleanup event that promises “a wickedly fun way to make a positive impact on the Kingston area.” Ocean Wise noted that this cleanup event is proudly led by youth ambassadors from Ocean Wise’s youth program, Ocean Bridge.

“Put on your spookiest costume and get ready to make a difference on Kingston’s shorelines!” reads a media release from Ocean Wise, a global conservation organization on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans.

According to the release, this shoreline cleanup is a part of Ocean Bridge’s remote learning journeys program, where youth meet for the first time and learn about ocean and waterway health and deliver action projects in their local communities. This project-based experiential program aims to empower young people to become Ocean Wise citizens and adopt a culture of service. Through one-on-one coaching, immersive learning journeys, online workshops, and discussions, ambassadors become equipped with relevant skills and are provided with funding opportunities to design and deliver ocean and freshwater action projects that are implemented on a local or national scale, Ocean Wise explained. 

On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., everyone is invited to put on their spookiest costume (or come as you are) and join environmental activists in cleaning up the Kingston shoreline at Doug Fluhrer Park. Gloves, buckets, trash pickers, and garbage bags will be provided for all participants, according to the release.

Organizers want to help protect the local environment while enjoying a Halloween-themed party atmosphere. “Bring your enthusiasm and be ready to make a difference!” Ocean Wise said.

After the cleanup, everyone is invited to stick around for some festive games and treats for all community members to enjoy. Organizers said it’s a perfect way to celebrate the season while connecting with fellow environmentally conscious Kingston residents. 

For more information about Trick or Trash and to RSVP, visit Trick or Trash Shoreline Cleanup Tickets.

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