Will you be there for Canada’s freshwater this Rivers to Oceans Week?
From wetlands, ground water and springs to creeks, streams, lakes, rivers and oceans, our water is connected through watersheds. Rivers to Oceans Week, celebrated from June 8 to 14th, recognizes this connectedness and reminds us that taking care of our water is a shared responsibility.
We are so thankful to the many individuals who are dedicated to protecting Canada’s freshwater areas. Many have you have participated in one or more of Watersheds Canada’s programs over the year, resulting in amazing, on-the-ground impact. For example, individuals taking local action in 2020 restored over 8 kilometres of shoreline with over 24,000 native plants! That’s like walking 100 minutes along a shoreline and still seeing newly planted trees, shrubs, and wildflowers!
This is your support of Watersheds Canada in action!
These newly restored areas will attract Great Blue Herons, Wood Ducks, Pied-billed Grebes, and Common Loons, all species who have recently completed their spring migration back to Canada. What a welcomed surprise for them to find more nesting, feeding, and breeding areas than they had last year. This Pied-billed Grebe family on Rideau Waterway’s Swale Marsh, Ontario says thank you!
Pied-billed Grebe family on the water. Photo: Simon Lunn
Will you join other Canadians this Rivers to Oceans week to protect water quality for this Pied-billed Grebe family, and your family?
Your meaningful donation today of $25, $40, or $65 will ensure more shorelines across Canada are naturalized, helping reduce nutrient run-off and erosion, all while providing critical habitat for native wildlife species like the Pied-billed Grebe. You can make a safe and secure online gift at watersheds.ca/donate or mail a cheque to 115-40 Sunset Blvd, Perth, ON, K7H2Y4. All donations are eligible for a Canadian tax receipt.
You can also celebrate Rivers to Oceans Week by attending our “Watershed Explorers” webinar on Thursday, June 10th at 4pm EST/1pm PST! Kailey Setter (Canadian Wildlife Federation) and Monica Seidel (Watersheds Canada) will share family-friendly activities, games, and projects to help you explore your local watershed. Register now on our website!