Friends of Beaches Network

MI Ocean Net Province Wide Cleanup Challenge

MI Ocean Net is working with the province to protect the oceans from one of the greatest threats we are facing today - litter.MI Ocean Net Community Cleanup web image

Communities across Newfoundland and Labrador are invited to participate in this 3 month long clean up competition. The community who collects the largest amount of debris (in pounds) will win a Youth Oceans Sustainably conference in their community hosted by Fisheries and Marine Institute and Memorial University, as well as representatives from different agencies across the province.

Registration opens June 8, 2016, and runs until June 22.

Friends of Beaches Network

MI Ocean Net's Friends of Beaches (FOB) Network, engages youth and community volunteers in educational discussions, special events, and remediation activities. This project engages a province-wide network of volunteers and supports the sustainability of the sensitive marine ecosystems which provide the resources our coastal communities depend on.

Why Get Involved

Clean oceans are critical to our economy and fostering an ocean conservation ethic in NL communities is essential to their sustainability. There is tremendous opportunity for passionate and dedicated volunteers to conduct cleanups and even form groups committed to the specific issues which threaten the sustainability and safe use of their local beach.

For this reason, MI Ocean Net helps coordinate FOB Chapters in NL communities.

What We've Accomplished Together Since 2004
MI Ocean Net conferences, cleanups and events

MI Ocean Net conferences, cleanups and events

  • Youth and Public Engaged: 10,045
  • Beach / Shoreline Cleanups: 733
  • Communities Engaged: 155
  • Bags of Debris Collected: 11,123
  • Estimated Weight (lbs) of Debris Collected: 222,691 lbs

This map shows MI Ocean Net activities across Newfoundland and Labrador. These programs are successful thanks to the passionate efforts of youth and community volunteers who support MI Ocean Net and its mandate to provide engagement, education, and experience in ocean sustainability.

If you have a beach that needs some care or are thinking of starting a Friends of Beaches Chapter in your area, please contact us and we'll give you all the help you'll need!