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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Lake Huron Coast Watchers Needed

Regional | by Fadi Didi  

Volunteer program helps track issues in Lake Huron throughout summer months.

More than 20 volunteers are needed to keep an eye on the Lake Huron shoreline this year.

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is appealing for help in their Coast Watchers Volunteer Monitoring Program.

Coastal Stewardship Coordinator Hannah Cann says helpers will be asked to record wind direction, wave height, and water temperature once a week.

Volunteers will be trained by staff to use basic equipment for measurement between March and April.

That information can be sent to the LHCCC officials, and will be documented between May 1st and October 30th, 2018.

Cann says the volunteer program helps to identify algae blooms, large-scale plastic wash-ups, and animal deaths along the coastline.

The information will be aggregated throughout the summer, and be used to help the LHCCC take action to maintain the health of Lake Huron.

Anyone interested can contact the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation at 226-421-3029, or by e-mail at CoastalCentre@LakeHuron.ca.

Volunteers from Sarnia to Tobermory are welcomed to take part.


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