Canal Cleans

You can help!

Working for a better environment for all

An estimated 26 million tons of plastic pollution ends up in the oceans each year where it chokes, entangles and poisons marine life. By keeping our canals and beaches clean we can keep harmful materials away from marine animals. Our canals and beaches – and the creatures that live on or near them - are threatened by sewage and wastewater being diverted directly into the ocean, industrial waste, oil pollution, marine dumping, atmospheric deposition, radioactive waste, underground storage leaks and global warming.


Come along to one of our Canal Cleans and help us keep marine creatures safe! Email for more information and to book your place.


Keep checking back!

We've just completed the WDC Walk for Whales - check back regularly for dates of our next canal clean.


Who can get involved?

Everyone of all ages are welcome! From individuals looking to make a difference; to families, youth groups, student groups and local community groups, everyone is welcome to join us in helping to protect our native wildlife!


What do I need to bring to an event?

We provide any equipment necessary so volunteers only need to dress for the weather and bring their enthusiasm, protective gloves if they have them and a packed lunch if attending a canal clean.


What are the benefits of helping at an event?

You will have directly helped to protect our native aquatic creatures but as thanks, we provide all our volunteers with a free day entry ticket to our Sea Life centre!


How do I sign up?

Email to sign up so we can arrange numbers and the equipment we'll need, or for any further questions about the events.