Sandy Point Beach Clean-up

Event Details

July 20th, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sandy Point Nature Reserve, Newfoundland and Labrador
Infrastructure / Site Cleanup

Help clean the beaches of litter and marine debris on beautiful Sandy Point; an island rich in cultural history, with sand dunes, salt marshes, and a wide variety of birds.

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Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Sandy Point Nature Reserve

Sandy Point is a 2,471-acre (1,000-hectare) island of natural and historical importance in St. George’s Bay, on the southwest coast of Newfoundland. The breathtaking landscape, with its sand dunes and salt marshes, is uncommon to Newfoundland and Labrador because much of the province’s coastline consists of rugged, rocky shorelines and sheer cliffs plunging into the ocean. The sandy beaches and dunes are important nesting habitats for numerous bird species.

Before resettlement, Sandy Point was once a bustling community.  Today, you can still see remains of the island’s former inhabitants. The Nature Conservancy of Canada is currently protecting nine properties here for a total of almost 70 acres (28 hectares).

What you will be doing

We will take a boat ride over to Sandy Point where we will spend the day collecting garbage and marine debris, while enjoying exceptional views. Ability to carry a full garbage bag for short distances is required for this event.

Why you will love it

You will help reduce the risks of plastics and other harmful marine debris to terrestrial and marine wildlife. It will be a rewarding day seeing our progress as we clean the beach. This event also gives you a chance to explore this formerly settled island and learn a bit more about the natural and historical uniqueness of Sandy Point.

Questions?

Contact Julia Lawler: julia.lawler@natureconservancy.ca

Please Note

This event requires climbing a ladder to enter and exit a boat.
NCC will provide gloves and garbage bags, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they prefer. Driving directions and parking information will be provided in the participant package prior to the event.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Transportation to property provided by NCC
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:

Clothes
  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Closed-toe shoes (waterproof)
  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Hat
Miscellaneous
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Lunch
  • Water in reusable bottle
  • Sunglasses
  • Backpack