Mud Bay Shoreline Cleanup!

Event Details

April 1st, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Mud Bay Conservation Area (Surrey), British Columbia
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Research completed in 2012 on our BC coast showed 9,200 particles of plastic per cubic metre!

Join Nature Conservancy of Canada and The Nature Trust of BC for a fun-filled morning on the Pacific Flyaway, learning about this sensitive and important ecosystem, and helping to keep it pristine. Grab your rubber boots and let’s get our hands dirty!

Please note: We are only able to accommodate a small group at this time. If registration is full, please send us an email to be put on the waiting list, and we will be sure to keep you posted!


Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Mud Bay Conservation Area (Surrey)

Acquired in 1974, Mud Bay was the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s first project in British Columbia! This conservation area was established in partnership with other notable conservation organizations, including The Nature Trust of BC and Ducks Unlimited Canada, and is now managed by the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations the larger Important Bird Area (IBA) at Boundary Bay. The marsh provides important habitat for numerous species of migratory and over-wintering waterbirds and shorebirds in the busy Lower Mainland. Boundary Bay also provides habitat for the juvenile Pacific salmon that annually migrate out from the Serpentine and Nicomekl Rivers, both of which neighbour the Mud Bay Conservation Area.

What you will be doing

We will make our way along the shoreline of the Mud Bay Conservation Area, learning about this ecologically important estuarine area from local stewardship staff, and collecting garbage of all shapes and sizes!

We’ll also be collecting data on what we see washing up on shore, which will be submitted to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup Project.

Why you will love it

Contribute to the ongoing stewardship of this ecologically important area and help keep clean a piece of a larger ecosystem that thousands of birds and salmon use on an annual basis. As this sensitive area is not publicly accessible, this is the perfect opportunity to visit a Wildlife Management Area within the Lower Mainland, contribute to conservation work, and learn about some of the great stewardship efforts and partnerships behind this protected area.


Contact Melanie Kuzyk:

Please Note

It is roughly a 10-minute walk between the shoreline and the parking spot, with whatever garbage we collect on the way back. The shoreline itself consists of muddy patches and uneven terrain. Volunteers will have to walk with care and attention.

Meeting Spot: We will meet at the end of 40th Ave in South Surrey. Off of King George Blvd, turn west onto Nicomekl Rd., which will eventually turn into 40th Ave. Drive all the way down to dead end at the end of 40th Ave. Carpooling may be arranged. More information will be sent out in the participant package after registration.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Water and snacks will be provided
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Rubber boots
  • Rain pants (if necessary)
  • Rain jacket (if necessary)
  • Re-useable bottle for water