Volunteer Opportunity- Collingwood Area
Volunteer Opportunity- Georgian Bay
- Expanding distribution of trapping trash devices. Catching pollution before it gets to water. For municipalities and marinas
- High school citizen science opportunity – volunteer your class to sort and classify types of plastic waste
- Learn about diverting microplastic waste from washing your clothes
- Schedule presenters to learn ways to move towards zero plastic waste
- Join Plastic-Free Georgian Bay
Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today
Follow this link to do a shoreline cleanup process suggestion that incorporates physical/social distancing, and helps GBF and partners identify sources of litter so that we can mitigate them from polluting the shorelines and risking the health of the aquatic ecosystem.
To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link
To learn more about cleanups from 2019, visit this link
Volunteer to take water quality samples!
A partner of GBF on water quality, the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) has identified a need for more volunteers in monitoring nutrients along eastern Georgian Bay. Nutrient monitoring refers to total phosphorus (TP) monitoring, as it is the nutrient that controls the growth of algae and most living biota in the aquatic environment. In order to collect TP in a single database, cottagers and associations are encouraged to get involved in the provincial Lake Partner Program (LPP) to help monitor the health of their waterbody. To date, there are 600 volunteers sampling at over 800 sites; there are at least 40 additional sites that could help scientific understanding of nutrients in eastern Georgian Bay. If your association has questions or would like further information, please contact David Bywater, program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705.774.0978.