Members of the SSCA Environment Committee are passionate about the amazing Georgian Bay ecosystem. Our purpose is to educate and raise awareness about the threats to this special region and take action to address them. We are always looking for new members.
Katherine Denune (chair)
Kids in the Biosphere – This season, GBBR staff have altered the delivery of Activity Kits to stay in line with physical distancing and COVID -19 recommendations. We will be mailing all Activity Kits through Canada Post to families who sign-up online. (According to Canada Post, the World Health Organization and Public Health Agency of Canada assure it is safe to handle mail and there is no evidence of COVID-19 transmission on goods and packages).
Here is how it works:
We’re looking forward to a summer of distant and safe adventures with you! As the GBBR office is currently closed, Activity Kits are only available through the mail. The sign-up form will remain active throughout the summer to reach as many families as possible. We will provide updates on the situation as the summer progresses. For more information, contact Delaina at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is Kids in the Biosphere? The Georgian Bay Biosphere will be offering the 8th season of Kids in the Biosphere in partnership with the Township of the Archipelago. This free program provides participating families with activities to keep you outside and learning about nature all summer long. Kids in the Biosphere began in 2013 and has reached over 500 families!
In 2019, there was- “Families for Change”: an opportunity to protect our Bay environment organized by Georgian Bay Forever; Phragmites Removal with the GBLT at Sandy Island; SSCA and Lake Partners Program Water Quality Monitoring: Monitoring sites were expanded to Sans Souci, Iron City, Clear Bay and Port Rawson Bay; Tick Awareness Alert: Deer ticks are more prevalent this Spring. Be sure to do a daily body check for ticks after working in grasses and bush to avoid Lyme disease exposure; Citizen Science: Data collection is important to monitor changes in bird populations, species at risk, invasive plants and water quality; Island Queen Eco Tour :Travel aboard the 40 passenger “Islander” for a hike on Huckleberry Island in the Big Sound, led by Georgian Bay Reserve Naturalists. Duration: 2.5 hours.
May 17, 2020
This season, GBBR staff have altered the delivery of Activity Kits to stay in line with physical distancing and COVID -19 recommendations. We will be mailing all Activity Kits through Canada Post to families who sign-up online. (According to Canada Post, the World Health Organization and Public Health ...
August 8, 2019
There were several questions at the AGM that Heather Sargeant, Communications Director, GBF, wanted to make sure she got back to members about. They were essentially around: Questions on the filter for washing machines. (How to get it etc.) (page 1 and 2) Septics are a source of microplastics into ...