Municipality of the County of Inverness
A sign discouraging people from littering in a rural landscape

Litter intervention project: Celtic Shores Coastal Trails

The Municipality of Inverness County partnered with the Celtic Shores Coastal Trail Association to design and install anti littering messaging at 3 trail heads.

The association is 1 of 5 volunteer associations that manages the 92 km trail system stretching from Port Hastings to the Community of Inverness. These trails are multi-use trails that combine outdoor recreation, local history, and culture. There are over 30 trail heads and access points along the trail. Due to the number of trail access points, some of which are in close proximity to Route 19, they receive a wide range of waste and litter.

The goal was to reduce littering at trail heads, on trails, to identity the form of behavioural messaging that proves the most effective on Cape Bretoners and determine which items are the most littered.

 

Read the report below for the recommendations and conclusions of the study.

Report: Litter intervention project, Coastal Trails [pdf]

A sign discouraging people from littering in a rural landscape

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