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Keeping our shores ship-shape

For the fifth consecutive year, Kamloops Airport took to the shores to participate in the Annual Shoreline Cleanup on Thursday, September 20, 2018.  This year, we were joined by airport colleagues from Paladin Security, G4S and Executive Flight Centre in our quest to clean up the Thompson River shoreline near the airport’s floatplane facility.

The Shoreline Cleanup is a worldwide initiative which began in 1986 and has grown from 12 sites along the Texas coast to more than 6,000 site in 100 countries. With the help of more than 9 million volunteers, more than 145 million pounds of debris has been removed from the world’s shorelines, including lakes, rivers and other waterways.

As a member of Vantage Airport Group, Kamloops Airport participates in this network-wide initiative to keep the waterways near our airports clean and debris-free.

The group started at the Kamloops Airport floatplane facility located on Aviation Way and continued along the Kamloops Rivers Trail, collecting debris from the trail down to the river’s shore. In just 90 minutes, our team of volunteers had picked up more than 30 kilograms of trash along the Thompson River!

Thanks to our partners for helping make a difference in our community through this important direct conservation action effort.

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