Environmental Stewardship for Paddlers Series – Clean Water, Clean Beaches
Clean Water, Clean Beaches
By Gina Lemieux
The species and habitats of our waterways that we enjoy so much depend on clean water and beaches. Leave no trace: pack out what you pack in and go the “extra mile” by collecting debris you encounter on the water and beaches during your paddle.
Join an organized beach cleanup such as a Surfrider or Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup event. Learn and adopt proper day and overnight beach use etiquette. Every effort counts toward protecting and conserving our valuable lakes and oceans that we also rely on.