On July 7th, Diving In: The Art of Cleaning Lakes and Oceans hosted our first community shoreline cleanup in collaboration with Gaia & Company and Divers for Cleaner Lakes and Oceans at Lost Lake in Whistler, BC.
Some of the diver's most discernible finds from Lost Lake included 32 golf balls, three cellphones and a pair of pants!
Did you know?
Golf balls take anywhere from 100 to 1,000 years to naturally decompose.
"... A startling fact when it is also estimated 300 million balls are lost or discarded in the United States alone, every year…The scale of the dilemma was underlined recently in Scotland, where scientists — who scoured the watery depths in a submarine hoping to discover evidence of the prehistoric Loch Ness monster — were surprised to find hundreds of thousands of golf balls lining the bed of the loch." (via: Greenlivingideas.com).
The day was also spent working with beach-goers to clean up the shoreline and surrounding forest, as well as educating the community on the environmental hazards our waters are facing.
Diving In's Next Cleanup: July 21st in Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.
Stay tuned for details regarding our next cleanup by: