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Former NHLer Niedermayer helps clean up Vancouver beach

VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Former NHLer Scott Niedermayer is in Vancouver, cleaning up our mess!

The retired NHL defenceman and Olympic gold-medal winner is the freshwater ambassador for the World Wildlife Fund, and hit Locarno Beach today to take part in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.

“I love this province and just doing little thing like this can make a big difference, so if we just think about it maybe a little more it can help out,” he tells News1130.

“It’s not all doom and gloom. You have to give some credit when there’s credit, and this beach is quite clean. We still have garbage, we still have some weight here, but for the most part I think it’s pretty good.”

Lots of cigarette butts, plastic wrapper and bags have been picked up so far, along with some even less appealing items – a couple of thongs and a sock.

The cleanup is ongoing all week, and volunteers still being accepted.