Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. It is surrounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Canadian province of Ontario, and on the south and east by the U.S. state of New York, whose water boundaries meet in the middle of the lake. Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, was named for the lake.
For more information, click on the following Wikipedia link: Lake Ontario Facts
THE ROLE OF CONSERVATION IN HEALTHY WATERSHEDS
Unique to Ontario, Conservation Authorities are local watershed management agencies that deliver services and programs to protect and manage impacts on water and other natural resources in partnership with all levels of government, landowners and many other organizations.
For more information and to view the website, click on the following link: Conservation Ontario
THE FOLLOWING ARE RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES ON POLLUTION OBSERVED IN OUR WATERSHED
Coronavirus face masks: an environmental disaster that might last generations.
Face coverings are now a legal requirement in many public spaces around the world. But even before they became compulsory, masks were causing litter problems on land and at sea.
For the full article, which is located in the “The Conversation” website, click on the following link: PPE an Environmental Disaster.
This follows the story of A Greener Future’s Executive Director, Rochelle Byrne, as she embarks on a 430km paddle journey across Lake Ontario to raise awareness about plastic pollution under the looming shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the full article, which includes a video, which is located in the “A Greener Future” website, click on the following link: Shoreline the Paddle Against Plastic
Pollution in Hiding: Microplastics in Lake Ontario.
Of the many issues caused by litter and poor waste management, microplastics may be the most inconspicuous.
For the full article, which is located in the “A Greener Future” website, click on the following link: Microplastics in Lake Ontario.
Butt waste isn’t just litter: Cigarette butt waste damages habitat, landscapes and ecosystems; ignites destructive, deadly fires; poisons wildlife and children; consumes tax dollars for cleanup and disposal; and lasts forever! For more information from the website, click on the following link: