The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Garbage gathered off pristine islands off eastern coast of Prince Edward Island

  • Print

MURRAY HARBOUR, P.E.I. - Conservation groups spent the weekend gathering up enough marine garbage from the shores of five pristine islands off eastern Prince Edward Island to fill a dumpster truck and a pickup truck.

The clean-up of the islands off Murray Harbour was led by the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which partnered with the Island Nature Trust and the Southeast Environmental Association.

A spokesman for the Nature Conservancy of Canada says 33 volunteers in kayaks and a canoe paddled ten kilometres to access Cherry, Thomas, Gordon, Herring and Reynolds Islands.

They filled hundreds of garbage bags with marine litter, including hundreds of buoys and three tires.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada says it organized the event because marine garbage poses a threat to wildlife from ingestion and entanglement.

The Murray Harbour Islands are an important foraging grounds for harbour seals, bald eagles and great blue herons.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Gail Asper says museum honours her father’s vision

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Canada goose protects her nest full of eggs Monday on campus at the University of Manitoba- Standup photo- Apr 30, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press.  Local/Weather Standup- Catching rays. Prairie Dog stretches out at Fort Whyte Centre. Fort Whyte has a Prairie Dog enclosure with aprox. 20 dogs young and old. 060607.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Do you think the Scottish independence referendum will have an effect in Canada?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google