Lake Ontario Waterkeeper aims to maintain clean water in the Great Lakes for swimming, fishing, and drinking by conducting scientific research and educating the public about water contamination. The organization’s Swim Guide reports that 75 per cent of the beaches in Toronto failed to meet provincial water-quality objectives at some point in 2011, leading to potential illness from contact with contaminated water.
Sewage and storm-water pollution leak into the Great Lakes every year, unleashing bacteria into the waters that people swim in regularly. Contaminated beaches wreak havoc on human health and create environmental concerns such as degradation to fish habitats and aquatic-gene alteration, which threatens the food chain. To monitor water quality, workers record beach statuses with the Swim Guide to inform the public about their local strips, report what beaches have ongoing pollution problems, and provide solution plans to restore pure water and reclaim beaches.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help improve water quality at local beaches. If G-Team members raise $300, then Lake Ontario Waterkeeper can monitor water quality at 10 local beaches. Each additional $30 raised will fund monitoring activities for another beach.
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