Beach Cleanup at Poverty Beach, Murray Harbour

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Join Island Nature Trust staff and volunteers for a shoreline clean-up at Poverty Beach in Murray Harbour.

Event registration is mandatory due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, participation is not obligatory.


Of all trash, plastic rubbish has the greatest potential to harm the environment, wildlife and humans. It can be found floating at the surface, suspended in the water column, or on the bottom of almost all water bodies. It is transported by rivers to the ocean, where it moves with the currents, and is often eaten by birds and fish, concentrating toxic chemicals in their tissues, and filling their stomachs, causing them to starve. Plastic aquatic debris is much more than a mere aesthetic problem.

Please help us to remove this harmful plastic as well as other items of rubbish from our coastline. Poverty Beach in Murray Harbour is home to the valiant but endangered Piping Plover. With several stresses experienced already by this well-loved bird species such as human encroachment, predation and climate change, let’s give our Piping Plover friends - now migrated South for the winter - a rubbish free nesting home ready for their return next summer.

We will supply gloves and bags. Participants should bring a hat, and water. Feel free to bring a lunch and enjoy a picnic on the beautiful clean beach afterwards!
Note: Gloves and bags will be provided.



From Route 17 South of Gaspereaux, take Poverty Beach Rd to its end for parking.

GPS Coordinates: 46.053225, -62.470941

September 17th, 2020 9:00 AM
229-207 Poverty Beach Rd
Montague, PE PE C0A 1R0

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