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BLOG

Blog

On February 15, 2014 the Department of Fisheries and Oceans published a proposed regulation under the Fisheries Act. The reg reveals how the Act will evolve in the aftermath of changes in 2012 that gutted the legislation. We looked at it, and are unhappy to report that it's bad news for Canadian waters.

Taking the April participation challenge, I realized that Pete Seeger and Gord Downie are emblematic of a powerful wave of environmental leaders who participate in social change while continuing to excel at their chosen craft.

Earth Day 1970 changed the world. Twenty-million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. It was the largest demonstration in U.S. history, and it emphasized people’s desire for clean air and water.

Open the door, step outside, and participate in nature -- that’s your April challenge. We’re asking you to find one moment between now and April 30th to participate in nature. Take a deep breath of spring air. Look up at the sky. Plunge your hands into your garden.

EVENTS

Events

The 2nd annual Water Research Symposium showcases the breadth of the University of Waterloo’s water research programs. Krystyn Tully (VP, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper) will be participating in a roundtable discussion on the topic “Future of the Great Lakes”.

The Walrus Talks Water (Vancouver) with Mark Mattson is the first of two, eighty minute presentations of lively, provocative ideas on the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society. 

The Waterkeeper Gala is fast-becoming Toronto's foremost fundraiser for clean water. This year's dinner and art auction is hosted by Gord Downie & Edward Burtynsky and presented by RBC.