It wasn’t Halloween, but Devils and families were out in force recently in Rondeau Provincial Park.
The fourth annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, powered locally by Red Devil Scuba and Union Gas Helping Hands in Action volunteers, spent a recent Sunday in the water and on the shoreline.
More than 50 volunteers spent the morning combing the beach of Lake Erie, and scuba divers collected garbage that had been deposited into Rondeau Bay.
Some of the most common items found included balloons, ribbons, bottles, cans, clothing, tires, bottle caps, food wrappers, fishing nets and hunting-blind netting. By the end of the cleanup, volunteers collected 1,580 pounds of litter from the shoreline.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is an initiative focusing on educating and empowering people to make a difference through community cleanup events and is one of the largest environmental events in Canada plus the third largest cleanup in the world.
The Red Devil crew was also taking part in the Dive Against Debris global initiative to clean up lakes and oceans.