Rotary clubs clean up shoreline

Members from Saanich’s Royal Oak Centennial Rotary Club and Brentwood Bay Rotary Club clean up shores of Island View Beach

Royal Oak Centennial Rotary Club members look over some of the trash they collected along Island View Beach.

Royal Oak Centennial Rotary Club members look over some of the trash they collected along Island View Beach.

Members of Saanich’s Royal Oak Centennial Rotary Club spent a recent Saturday morning cleaning up the shores of Island View Beach with the Brentwood Bay Rotary Club.

A Capital Regional District parks member was there to supply equipment and support as the Rotarians scoured the shoreline for items washed up on the beach or left behind by visitors.

The volunteers bagged “countless pieces of plastic in various colours, shapes and sizes,” as well as polystyrene, rope, pop cans and an old tire.

“Rotary is often best known for its work in other parts of the world,” said Elaine Gallagher, president of the Brentwood Bay Rotary Club.

“We wanted to make a contribution that benefits our local community and this was a great inter-club opportunity.”

The Rotary Club of Brentwood Bay meets on alternate Tuesdays at the Waddling Dog, and the Royal Oak Centennial club meets Mondays at the Howard Johnson on Elk Lake Drive.