Shore volunteers needed for water clean-up event

Debris recovered from Gord Downie Pier in the 2022 cleanup. Photo via Neptune & Salacia Diving.

Volunteers are needed later this month at a water clean-up event at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The City of Kingston, in partnership with CORK and Neptune & Salacia Diving, is inviting non-diving shore volunteers to help out with the event, ‘Dive Against Debris,’ starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024.

“Certified divers, under the direction of Neptune & Salacia Diving, will be removing debris from the marina water,” the City said in a media release. “Volunteers stationed on land will help gather and sort the retrieved debris. Twenty pairs of work gloves will be available for volunteers. This important role ensures responsible and sustainable clean-up efforts and supports the goal of a healthier marine environment.”

Neptune & Salacia Diving is a full Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Dive Centre that has organized multiple Dive Against Debris® events over the years. According to the release, this event aligns with the mission of the PADI AWARE Foundation, an environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to driving local initiatives for global ocean and water conservation with the help of recreational scuba divers. 

The City said that, as part of its commitment to environmental stewardship, it proudly supports the Clean Marine Program by Boating Ontario. This program promotes best environmental practices to reduce and prevent water, air and land pollution associated with recreational boating activities.

“Let’s work together to preserve our local marine environment and ensure cleaner, healthier water for generations to come,” the City relayed.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Neptune & Salacia Diving by email at [email protected]

Leave a Reply

You cannot copy content from this page, please share the link instead!