When September 16, 2020 at 10:00am 1 hr
Where Zoom
Contact Meghan Clout Meghan@wellingtonwaterwatchers.ca

Did you know some creeks in Ontario’s urban centres are measuring chloride levels closer to those of the ocean? They are actually supporting saltwater creatures!

Join Wellington Water Watchers and four amazing guests to learn about one of the biggest threats to Ontario’s lakes and rivers – winter road salt.

Road salt is a necessary evil, effective in deicing roads, sidewalks, and parking lots, and in improving safety at certain temperatures. But in Ontario, it’s common to use much more than necessary, creating toxic runoff.

This is an issue that is not widely talked about and yet fully within our control to take action on both individually and as a community.

 Learn how to raise the water stewardship bar on winter salt use.  Our creeks, rivers and lakes will be happier and so will our pets, cars, gardens, infrastructure and boots!

 

Speakers

  • Shelley Arnott, Professor of Aquatic ecology from Queen's University
  • Lee Gould - "Smart About Salt"
  • Bill Thompson is a limnologist from Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
  • Kelsey Scarfone | Program Manager, Water – Environmental Defence

 

This is one in a series of webinars leading up to Watershed 2020 

Will you come?