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!
Watershed Stewards Appreciation Day is an annual event held by Conservation Halton and Hamilton Conservation Authority’s stewardship programs. Waterkeeper's Communications Coordinator and Designer, Ruby Pajares is honoured to present the Watermark Project, inviting all attendees to add their water stories to the archive.
The Watershed offers audiences with an immersive and unique way to learn about watersheds and environmental issues in Canada. It's with great pleasure to have Waterkeeper's VP, Krystyn Tully speak to these issues alongside the October 1st matinee!
Every two years, freshwater stewards from across the country come together for the Living Waters Rally to celebrate, promote, connect and strengthen work towards freshwater health across Canada. The third biennial gathering is taking place on the West Coast for the first time! There are a lot of great guest speakers this year including Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully!
Waterkeeper is very proud to have the Watermark Project integrated once again into Dr. McElhinny's university curriculum! Waterkeeper and President, Mark Mattson will introduce the Watermark Project to Dr. McElhinny's and explain why it's crucial to the future of Canada's swimmable drinkable fishable water.
Surf the Greats and Patagonia Toronto are inviting you to celebrate the thriving community of surfers in Toronto. Waterkeeper's Water Literary Coordinator, Claire Lawson will speak on some of the issues compromising the water quality of Toronto's waters and what you can do to preserve our natural resources for future generations.
This 3-day workshop hosted by the Meridian Institute is for researchers, technology companies, government agencies, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and funders who will collaborate to advance the use of remote sensing to address pollution in U.S. inland surface waters. It is with great pleasure to have Waterkeeper's VP Krystyn Tully present Swim Guide on September 15 as part of the "Existing Projects and Products" presentation.
Inspired to give back to one of their go-to diving locations, Humber Bay Park West, scuba divers Anne and Alison reached out to Waterkeeper with the idea of doing an underwater cleanup. How could we possibly say no? On September 10, RBC Blue Water Project and Waterkeeper are very excited to take on this pilot underwater cleanup with members from the Etobicoke Underwater Club.
With the growth of open water swimming in Canada, Canaqua Sports' organizer felt it was the perfect time to add one of Toronto's iconic waterfront locations to the open water swimming map. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is proud to be at this fantastic event and say a few words before you dive in for your race. Look for our booth too and share your Watermark!
The Lake Ontario Crossing is Canada’s first and only open-water distance race for SUP and prone paddlers. The 32 mile, point-to-point course matches the standard established by the Molokai-to-Oahu crossing in Hawaii and the Catalina Classic in California.
Join Lake Ontario Waterkeeper's Investigate Team! Every Tuesday in September, Waterkeeper will conduct a volunteer-led water sampling excursion. The results of the sampling will go towards Waterkeeper's ongoing investigation into the health of Toronto's recreational waters, specifically within Toronto's inner harbour.
The 2016 Climate Change Summit of the Americas aims to follow up on the new challenges presented in the newly implemented 2030 development agenda and the Paris Agreements. It is an honour to have Waterkeeper's Mark Mattson has been invited to speak alongside, his friend and the President of Waterkeeper Alliance, Robert Kennedy Jr.
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. Waterkeeper is the proud charity partner of this fantastic event raising awareness for water quality and Toronto's beaches.
Recently, Outward Bound Canada saw Waterkeeper's effort to monitor Toronto's inner harbour on social media. Since their Toronto Urban Expedition explored part of the harbour, it made sense to get Waterkeeper involved! Before launching for their adventure, Waterkeeper's Vice President Krystyn Tully will give the young group of explorers an overview of Toronto's water quality. Krystyn will also speak to how the connections between humans, wildlife, and political decision-making all intertwine and appear in the water.