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University of Victoria’s Biology Undergraduate Society Beach Cleanup

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Maya Thompson

Project Lead

Through communal team-work, University of Victoria's Biology Undergraduate Society is doing their part by cleaning up Cadboro Bay Beach. Along with lessons and showing support for local business, we hope to make a change while also bridging new connections between all that attend.

Project Description

We reached out to several on-campus and off-campus to groups to garner interest in our local Cadboro Bay beach clean-up, which is a popular spot for students, tourists, and residents. We intend to start on the University of Victoria campus and make our way to Cadboro Bay through the campus forested area, picking up litter, compost, and recyclables along the way. Once at Cadboro Bay, we hope to span the beach and clean it up safely while also giving lessons on the natural areas that we pass through.


This project has been created in commemoration of the lives of all the victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, including two Ocean Bridge ambassadors, Danielle Moore and Micah Messent. We aspire to carry on their legacy and commitment to making the world a better place by creating long-lasting impacts with a firm commitment to driving positive change for the environment and our ocean. We will never forget the light that Danielle and Micah brought to the world and will continue to keep them in our hearts. To learn more about these two amazing people, please visit: Honouring Danielle and Micah  – Ocean Wise. This work is partially funded by the Commemoration Fund for Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 Tragedy.

What was your biggest challenge?

Communication. It was not always perfect, and many organisations that we wished to collaborate with decided not to. I think I simply learned that doing my best is all we can do, and that we already have a great event ready to go with the groups that have already joined us.

What was your most valuable takeaway?

Personally, it was learning that I could manage a project. I do like to think that I am a nature-conscious person, but I never truly lead others in regards to this. This project was and still is my responsibility, and so i intend to lead others this time.

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