Clean Coast Clean Waters Initiative 2021-22

Funded by British Columbia’s Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative, this project established partnerships between 11 Nuu-chah-nulth and Coast Salish First Nations, NGOs, marine-related industries and the Province. Project objectives include the removal of anthropogenic debris from shoreline environments as well as the removal of derelict vessels from near and inshore marine environments.

Key Statistics

378,351 kgs of Debris Removed
290 Jobs Created
39 Derelict Vessels Removed
605 km of Shoreline Cleaned

Project Partners

Province of British Columbia LogoTseshaht First NationHuu-ay-aht First NationToquaht First NationUchucklesaht First NationUcluelet First Nation

Project Details

Each year, CRS works through the summer to secure funding for shoreline clean-up, derelict vessel removals and to boost economic development in coastal communities within British Columbia. In 2021 and 2022, Coastal Restoration Society completed extremely successful field seasons in partnership with First Nations Governments, Parks Canada, Municipalities, Regional Districts, Industry Partners, NGO’s, Coastal Communities and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change - with amazing results.

In 2021, field work was conducted from Sooke Basin to Brooks Peninsula on the West Coast of Vancouver island in partnership with and on the lands and waters of the Ahousaht, Tla-oqui-aht, Tseshaht, Huu-ay-aht, Kyuquot/Checleseht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, Ehattesaht Chinexint, Nuchatlaht, Ucluelet, T’Sou-ke, and Hesquiaht First Nations. Between May 17th - September25th Coastal Restoration Society and partners were able to remove a staggering 197,035.45kilograms of debris. In total, 9 derelict vessels were removed and 394.21 kilometers of shoreline Cleaned.

In 2022, field work was conducted in partnership with and on the lands and waters of the Ahousaht, Tla-oqui-aht, Tseshaht, Hesquiaht First Nations in Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Between June 27th – August 31st 2022, CRS and partners removed 244,372 kilograms of marine debris, 33 derelict vessels and cleaned 211.5kilometers of shoreline from Hesquiaht Point to the Broken Group Islands.

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