As part of the St. Lawrence Challenge and Operation St. Lawrence initiatives of Stratégies Saint-Laurent (SSL), about 20 Port of Québec employees have busily been cleaning up the St. Lawrence riverbanks on the port’s territory. Their voluntary effort is in conjunction with the Monastère des Augustines, a non-profit organization with the social mission of providing respite in sustainable ways for healthcare workers, caregivers, patient companions from remote area, as well as for educators.
Led by SSL (a Green Marine supporter), the St. Lawrence Challenge and Operation St. Lawrence initiatives aim to reduce SSL has partnered with Mission 1000 Tons over the past four years to organize the joint cleanup operations with the Port of Quebec.
The Baie de Beauport and the Louise Basin have been the focus of previous cleanups. This year, the effort included the port, SSL, the monastery, along with two Green Marine employees, cleaned up the banks of the port’s Anse Brown area. They removed in total almost 387 kilograms (853 pounds) of garbage from the shoreline and surrounding woods!
The cleanup was organized ahead of World Cleanup Day, which takes place tomorrow (September 17, 2022).