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May 15, 2024

Picking it Up: Environmental Stewards at Work

The desire to protect the natural environment was on full display when close to 100 staff members working on the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) led a different cleanup effort to mark Earth Week.  These employees pride themselves on being environmental stewards in their professional lives and in their everyday lives.  It was therefore important for both staff and contract partners to participate in an opportunity to protect and restore our environment.

The team comprised staff at CNL, WSP, and Arcadis who joined together to clean up the shores of Lake Ontario along the Waterfront Trail near the Port Hope East and West beaches, and the area near CNL offices on Henderson Street.

With enthusiasm, participants rallied to collect litter, garbage and other debris that came from human interaction with the natural environment. The friendly peer-to-peer competition resulted in a total of 637.5 pounds – 40 full bags – of trash being collected and safely disposed.  The waste primarily consisted of cigarette butts, plastic, and micro plastics as well as food wrappers.

The cleanups were organized by the CNL Port Hope Social Club as part of Ocean Wise: Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Mayor’s Keep Our County Clean challenge.

The PHAI is a one-of-a-kind environmental project being implemented to solve a long-standing environmental problem and targets the removal of low-level radioactive waste, and safely transporting it to long term storage.

For additional information on PHAI activities, please contact us at 25 Henderson Street, 905.885.0291 or [email protected]

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