What makes the Waterkeeper Gala the highlight of our year? The event raises funds for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. But the true impact is much greater than the dollars-raised tally. Unexpected relationships. Behind-the-scenes moments. They have a big impact.
The workshop entitled "5 Things You Need To Know for a Swimmable Summer," focused on helping recreational water users identify and address pollution problems that pose health and safety risks. By explaining water quality standards and rules that protect your right to swimmable water, water-lovers can safely enjoy summer along Toronto's waterfront.
The 4th Annual Waterkeeper Gala Toronto will take place Thursday, April 23, 2015. Wade Davis to anchor the star-studded charity gala at the CBC building. RBC returns as presenting sponsor of fundraiser for swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
Environmental Defence, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, and Ottawa Riverkeeper, represented by counsel at Ecojustice, have submitted a formal request to Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, asking the government to place microbeads on the Priority Substances List. The request, if accepted, would prompt a review on a priority basis of whether microbeads should be classified as a toxic substance.