We love getting outside just because nature’s awesome, but getting outside AND helping animals is a win win. For today’s eco-activity, we want you to join our team of Shoreline Savers and help clean-up a shoreline near you! Here’s what you need to know:
– Did you know that Canada has nearly 20% of the world’s fresh surface water? The Great Lakes, home to many unique ecosystems and species, are really important in Ontario and beyond. They provide us with drinking water, quality of life, and prosperity, which is why we need to do what we can to keep them healthy.
– You might be thinking this activity isn’t for you if you don’t live near a river or lake, but fear not! Streams, creeks, ponds, and wetlands often connect and flow into bigger bodies of water, which means it’s just as important to keep these smaller “shorelines” clean too
– Litter can mean big trouble for the animals we love – they can get caught in things like old rope or fishing lines, mistake garbage for food, or even lose their habitats as they become filled with trash
Now that you know all about the trouble with trash, it’s time to pick your favourite shoreline and get started! Here’s what you’ll need:
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, you’re all set! Click here to download the How to Save a Shoreline Guide for more tips and tricks, and accept the Shoreline Saver Mission in the Earth Rangers App to learn more!