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.
From the inception of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, no group stepped up more than the writers, musicians, actors, poets, painters, and photographers. And this year's series of Waterkeeper Galas is proof. Artists are often the most active and visionary validators for swimmable drinkable fishable water.
Finally, it’s warming up! Use caution near the water this time of year. Water quality may be poor, and sampling doesn't start at city waterways until June. In the meantime, help prepare for a swimmable summer. Keep your watershed clean by disposing of waste and litter properly, even in areas far from the waterfront.