Swim season arrived in Ontario this month. For you maybe that means open-water swimming after work, or joining a dragon boat team or perhaps waking up early to fish.
As you start planning your recreational water activities, here are five ways to connect with Waterkeeper:
1. Toronto Harbour Monitoring
The Toronto Harbour Monitoring team collects water samples from the harbour’s popular recreational areas. The Swim Guide team, with sponsors Evergreen and Muskoka Brewery, make this project possible. Want to join the 2018 monitoring team? Click here to get involved.
2. Swim Guide
Swim Guide connects you with information about the beaches you love. Before heading out, use the Swim Guide app to check water quality and beach conditions. Learn how to download the app here.
3. Toronto Island Lake Swim
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper presents the 2018 Toronto Island Lake Swim. Join us at the Centre Island Pier for a 750m, 1.5km or 3.8km swim in Lake Ontario on August 26th.
Learn more about the event here.
4. Great Lakes Guide
The Great Lakes Guide brings you closer to nature in the Great Lakes region. It guides you through the outdoors whether you are hiking, camping, swimming or relaxing near the water. Be on the lookout for the upcoming Great Lakes Guide launch.
Sign up for Great Lakes Guide updates here.
5. TackleShare program
Have the desire to try fishing, but need the gear? Our Toronto office is a designated TackleShare loaner site, providing the equipment you need to drop a line in Lake Ontario. Remember to call our office to check quantities before stopping by.
Recreation is at the heart of a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Ontario. And with help from campaigns like Toronto Honda and Toronto Kia’s Skip the Wash, Save the Lake, we can continue enjoying Lake Ontario.
Connect with us in any of these five ways to help make the most of your recreational water season.
We look forward to seeing you on the water.