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Waterkeeper will be on site during the All at Once performance, on June 4th at the Budweiser stage, to host an information booth on microplastics pollution in the Great Lakes, and sharing the single thing you can do to help. The focus of this year’s tour is plastics pollution in our natural waterways.
Come out for a night of cottage fun, right here in the city! Half of all proceeds will go to Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
MEC is throwing a party to welcome the 2017 paddling season! Dive into the world of kayaking, canoeing, and stand up paddleboarding.
The Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts—programmed by Swim Drink Fish ambassador Dave Bidini—will feature 2-days of literature, music, and spoken word in the heart of the Great Lakes. The Wolfe Island Festival of the Arts (June 23 - 24th) will launch Lake Ontario Waterkeeper’s Wolfe Island Culture Festival (June 23 - August 12) in celebration of Great Lakes Voices.
The Toronto Island Lake Swim is an annual favourite for open water swimmers around the lake. The event offers a 750m, a 1.5km, and a 3.8km swim. If you aren’t swimming come down to the beach to cheer on hundreds of athletes and enjoy the fun and festive beach atmosphere.
Established by the Great Lakes Protection Act, 2015, which came into effect on November 3, 2015, the Great Lakes Guardians’ Council is a forum to improve collaboration and coordination among Ontario’s Great Lakes partners. The Council’s role is to help identify priorities for actions, potential funding measures and partnerships, and share ideas.
Swim Drink Fish Canada's vice-president, Krystyn Tully will be presenting at this meeting.
Krystyn will talk about the idea of water literacy and why it matters to you. She'll share stories about successes (and failures) from people working to restore Canada's waters to ensure a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. You'll also hear about simple steps you can take today to make your life by the water happier, healthier, and more rewarding.
Our 6th Annual Waterkeeper Gala is the night when it all comes together, when we set the tone for the year. It will be an evening of fine art, inspiring and unique performances, and elegant local food & wine.
$2.3-million has been raised to promote swimmable, drinkable, fishable water since 2011.
Waterkeeper will be at the 24th annual Spring Cottage Life Show collecting Watermarks. We will be joining Muskoka Brewery at its booth for one day only, so be sure to drop by if you can!
On March 28th, from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm, in Buffalo, New York, Krystyn Tully, Vice President of Swim Drink Fish Canada, will be attending The International Joint Commission's Public Meeting on the Great Lakes Your Voice: Buffalo and presenting on the topic: "Making the Great Lakes the Outdoor Recreation Destination of Choice."
Now an annual event, the Waterkeeper Pop-up Art Show provides a first look at the art featured in the 2017 Waterkeeper Gala auction.
A select group of multi-sectoral experts and stakeholders will come together to answer the question: “What would it take to make the Great Lakes people’s preferred choice for nature-based activities, as a means to protect the water, and encourage Great Lakes regional economic development?”
Krystyn Tully, vice-president and co-founder of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, will be talking with Dr. Loren King's Political Science class about her extensive experience in NGO development, and specifically the work of the Waterkeeper in urban water advocacy across municipal, provincial, and federal agencies and jurisdictions.
Join Waterkeeper, Mark Mattson, for a presentation on the Watermark Project at the Gladstone Hotel as part of Toronto RAP’s Lake Ontario Evening on March 8 from 6-9 pm. The theme of the evening will be "Lost in Toronto's Wilderness: A celebration of Toronto's waters, fish, wildlife, and habitats". Register Here.
It is with great pleasure to have our Vice-President and co-founder, Krystyn Tully, as their guest speaker on February 1st at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. A Q&A period will follow Krystyn's presentation, so sailors come prepared with questions!
Boaters – like swimmers, surfers, divers, and the like – are ambassadors for clean and healthy water. And for the full 10 days, Waterkeeper will be in attendance collecting Watermarks from as many boaters as we can meet! So if you're a boater and you want to help protect the waters you navigate, tell us your water story!
Waterkeeper’s Vice President, Krystyn Tully will be one of the panelists for the Foundations of Digital Marketing course offered at the UofT. The panel will discuss their experiences and various approaches to digital media and the art of blogging.
To counter the Black Friday consumer-craze, Patagonia is donating 100% of sales from the day to grassroots environmental organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards. As a fellow 1% For The Planet member, Waterkeeper is very happy to be one of the organizations tabling!
After sampling the water quality from Toronto's Harbour all summer, we've compiled all of our findings into the first-ever Toronto Harbour Report and we want to share it with anyone and everyone who wants the information. So, we’re throwing a party at our office! Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully will present the report and there will be plenty of time for questions. So join us!
The University of Toronto's Professor Matt Price is integrating the Watermark Project into his "History of Hacking" class so his students can get a glimpse into the history of water and waterways in the Toronto area. Waterkeeper's Vice President, Krystyn Tully is thrilled to be a guest speaker for the class and introduce the Watermark Project to the students!
Prior to the rollbacks to Canada's environmental laws, the Fisheries Act was one of the strongest legal tools for water protection and pivotal to Waterkeeper's work in protecting fish and fish habitat. Waterkeeper's President and Vice President, Mark Mattson and Krystyn Tully, are delighted to be invited to present to the Standing Committee as they review the scope of the Act's application.
In this webinar, Swim Guide Program Manager Gabrielle Parent-Doliner will show you best practices and tips on using Swim Guide to report on and to promote the big impact you are having on swimmable water. And as an Affiliate, you will find out how truly useful Swim Guide truly is.
As a leading expert on water quality monitoring and public water quality reporting, Waterkeeper seeks to provide distinctive and relevant information concerning excavation, dredging, and remediation activities conducted as part of the PHAI, as well as the adequacy of wastewater treatment and solid waste containment at the PHAI’s long-term waste facilities. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland.
The IJC’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board will host a panel discussion with local and regional experts to discuss their unique perspectives of the Great Lakes, long-term challenges, and their impacts on indigenous people. The public is invited to attend this free event and participate in the conversation. The session will be moderated by Water Quality Board member Mark Mattson, President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper.
Waterkeeper has contributed our unique knowledge of the impacts of the facility on local surface and groundwater to past decision-making processes for this facility. We seek to build on this past work in order to meaningfully contribute to this upcoming hearing process. Representing Waterkeeper, Pippa Feinstein and Wilf Ruland, will make oral presentations to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.
Join Surf the Greats and Surf Dreams Canada Online Surf Shop for the 16th The Cove Beach Clean-Up. After enjoying the Bluffs over the warm months, they're switching gears into the surf season and giving back to the shoreline. Surf the Greats will also be collecting Watermarks for the Watermark Project! So come prepared with your water stories and help protect a waterbody you love!
One of the most common questions Waterkeeper receives today is, "What can I do to ensure Canadian waters are swimmable, drinkable, and fishable?" This Fall, Waterkeeper Mark Mattson is going on a campus tour, guest lecturing at universities and colleges across Canada! As one of Canada's most prominent environmental lawyers, Mark will help the leaders of tomorrow become more water-literate.
Join the CBC Radio Host of "Under the Influence," marketing guru, and long-time Waterkeeper friend and supporter, Terry O'Reilly for a few lessons on storytelling in marketing. Waterkeeper is honoured to attend this great event and collect Watermarks for the Watermark Project!
Canadian artists, philanthropists and leaders will gather on October 13 for the 2nd annual Waterkeeper Gala Vancouver. The evening will showcase and celebrate the second wave of Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors – individuals demonstrating leadership in sustainability, innovation, and community-building. 100% funds raised support swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.
Communications technology is helping define Canadians' relationship with nature. Waterkeeper joins TELUS for a TED-style session featuring thought-provoking presentations by leaders from the world of science, communications, nonprofit, and the arts – including Swim Drink Fish Ambassadors Jennifer Baichwal and Joseph Boyden, and Waterkeeper Mark Mattson!
On Wednesday, October 5, in the midst of the Great Lakes Public Forum, the IJC invites – you – the public, to share your views on what you believe is a healthy Lake Ontario. Waterkeeper's President Mark Mattson is honoured to speak at both of the IJC's public meetings.
The Great Lakes Beach Association Conference is widely considered to be a premier event by all Great Lakes business and government stakeholders. Waterkeeper's Swim Guide Program Manager, Gabrielle Parent-Doliner is very proud to be part of the Conference's poster reception, highlighting key points from Swim Guide's highly anticipated beach report.
The Great Lakes Public Forum 2016 is an opportunity for Canada, the U.S., and the International Joint Commission to discuss the state of the lakes and binational priorities for science and action. The Forum takes place once every three years and allows for significant public input. It's an honour to have the Watermark Project as a focus for the event this year and have Waterkeeper Mark Mattson as a featured speaker!