Upcoming Events

Wednesday July 3: Join us in Honey Harbour and see the AUV.

Time: Georgian Bay Forever will be showcasing the AUV on Wednesday July 3rd, between 1 and 3 pm. In addition to a great demonstration of the AUV, GBF will also be talking about Divert and Capture: the fight to keep microplastics out of our water and Community Phragbusting: Protecting coastal wetlands from invasive Phragmites. GBF staff will be on hand to provide individuals and families tips on what people can do to help the environment.

Where: Honey Harbour Landing, 2587 Honey Harbour Road. The church across the street if it rains.

Poster for the event. Click Here

Please email heather.sargeant@gbf.org if you are interested in attending and she can send you details once they are confirmed.

Autonomous Underwater Vehicle

Families For Change Program

If you and your family are concerned about climate change, plastic pollution and wetland health, but don’t really know where to start, Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) has a program for you. It’s called Families For Change (F4C).

How does it work? It’s entirely up to your family. GBF’s new F4C program can take as much or as little time as you and your family have to devote to it. Your family can choose from 49 tasks in 4 different categories or you can simply focus on one or two. The categories include: clean up your shorelines, improve daily choices, choose fashion that matters, and preserve wetlands.
Is your family competitive? There is even an optional contest your family can enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 prizes from Patagonia.

Please join families making a difference in reducing our collective impacts on the future of the environment. To get started, register at at this link

donation link

Shoreline Cleanups - Join one today

The #GBFTrashTeam will be travelling throughout various locations around Georgian Bay.

While it is encouraged to bring your own CLEAR garbage bags, gloves and pickers, GBF will supply these items for volunteers.

Register today for a clean up near you by emailing cassie.weston@gbf.org with your contact information and the site you would like to clean up!

Have a site in mind around Georgian Bay that isn't listed? Contact Cassie at cassie.weston@gbf.org to organize a clean up today!

1. Collingwood Cleanup
June 30, 2019 10am
Harbourview Park

2. Thornbury Cleanup
Date: To be Determined
Thornbury Harbour & Beach

3. Parry Sound Cleanup
June 29, 2019 10am
Waterfront near Champagne Street

4. Tiny Township Cleanup
July 19, 2019 10am
Location TBD

5. Parry Sound Cleanup
July 22, 2019 10am
Waubuno Beach Park

6. Tay Cleanup
July 27, 2019 10am
Mackenzie Beach Park - Victoria Harbour

7. Seguin Library: Rosseau Branch Cleanup
July 31, 2019 11am
2 Victoria Street West

8. Woods Bay - July 20th (Bay Day) in partnership with the Woods Bay Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

9. South Channel - July 20th (Bay Day) in partnership with the South Channel Association, Woods Bay Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

9. Sans Souci & Copperhead - July 13th (Bay Day) - in partnership with the Sans Souci & Copperhead Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

10. Pointe Au Baril - July 20th (Bay Day) - in partnership with the Pointe au Baril Association, the Georgian Bay Association, and the Township of the Archipelago

To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link
https://georgianbayforever.org/shoreline-clean-ups/

Plastics pollution shoreline cleanup image

2018 Georgian Bay Phragbusting Cuts. Join one of these, or let us know when yours is, so we can let others know


Bayfield Nares Islanders Association
Friday August 19th.

If your community cut isn't listed above, email brooke.henderson@gbf.org to register your group. Phragmites don't follow boundaries - and the wider a Georgian Bay effort we make this, the better.

Phragmites

IJC PUBLIC Meetings - June thru to Sept

The International Joint Commission will hold roundtables and public meetings this summer and fall to hear from everyone how the Great Lakes are faring, actions underway to restore and protect your part of the lakes, and discover what’s most important to each person when it comes to the health and vitality of the Great Lakes ecosystem. Share your thoughts and concerns at the following public meetings listed in this poster:

To learn more about this project and microfiber pollution, and how you can help, please visit https://georgianbayforever.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/IJC-Public-meeting-flyer-June-October_1.pdf

Divert and Capture Project starting

Help us prove that we can reduce tiny plastic microfibers from getting into Georgian Bay .

We are looking for help on the following:
  • 100+ volunteers from Parry Sound who will volunteer to have a filter installed on their washing machine so that we can track reduction of microfibers getting into Georgian Bay.
  • Donations to this project will help us expand its scope and education
  • If you are interested and are in the Parry Sound area, please contact us at info@gbf.org with the subject title Parry Sound Volunteer.

    To learn more about this project and microfiber pollution, and how you can help, please visit https://georgianbayforever.org/microplastics-impacts/
    Microfiber plastics