Kye Bay kids urge residents to pick up

Dear CV residents,

Our class, Les Loups, from École Robb Road took part in the yearly effort to free our Canadian shorelines from trash. Our mission was to clean up Kye Bay beach on Wednesday, Sept. 23. If you have been there, you know how beautiful it is. Here are a few words from our experience.

We thought we wouldn’t find a lot of garbage, maybe a needle, a bag, some cigarette butts, a few pieces of rope, or a tire. But we found way more. We picked up things such as: 182 cigarette butts, one firework launcher, 22 beach toys, one tire, 23 pieces of clothing and shoes, 94 plastic pieces, 35 food wrappers, 28 pieces of foam, and many lids from shellfish cages. That was more than five big garbage bags in total.

We feel bad for the environment and all the animals that can be hurt or die by eating plastics or cigarette butts. For example, sea turtles think that plastic bags are jelly fish, so they eat them and choke on them. We were surprised to find so much garbage. It is sad that people are littering all over what could be a beautiful planet. It was tiring cleaning the beach …but we were happy to help.

We think that people could be a lot more careful of what they leave on the beach, because it can injure or kill animals and poison the food chain which leads from small things like krill to big animals like us humans. So when you’re finished eating a snack put your wrapper in your pocket if there is no garbage can around. You could stop smoking or carry a metal box to put your cigarette butts in. When your dog is done going doo doo, you clean it up. If there is no garbage can close by, carry it. Don’t leave it on the beach; it’s gross. Please, be careful what you throw away and remember to put your garbage in a garbage can.

Les Loups (The Wolves)

For the Great Canadian Shoreline Clean up

 

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