Upcoming Events

Register for H2O 2019, Saturday October 19

Co-hosted by Georgian Bay Forever and the Georgian Bay Association

What is it? A half-day information/education session on climate change impacts and mitigation solutions in Georgian Bay where experts will cover these topics:

* Water Levels * Septic Systems * Municipal Challenges* *Demystifying clean energy*

When: Saturday October 19, doors open at 9 am, speakers from 9.30 am to 2pm
Where: In Toronto at Oakham House, Ryerson University
Registration is required.
Tickets are $20. There will be light refreshments and a light lunch served.
Seating is limited.

Click here to register today!

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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!

Thornbury Cleanup
Date: To be Determined
Thornbury Harbour & Beach

Tiny Township Cleanup
August 23, 2019 10am
Wahnekewaning Beach (end of Concession Rd 13)

Pointe Au Baril - AUGUST 25
Details on this link to a PDF poster PDF link to details

To learn more about cleanups and Divert and Capture, visit this link

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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:
  • 6 more volunteers from Parry Sound (to get to the 100) 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

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

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2018 Georgian Bay Phragbusting Cuts.

To join one or let us know of your groups' cut , email brooke.henderson@gbf.org . Phragmites don't follow boundaries - and the wider a Georgian Bay effort we make this, the better.


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