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The Ontario Water Campaign works to address the concerns related to the Great Lakes Basin and water conservation. The specific problems in the Great Lakes have changed over time, but the broader issues have remained – those of deteriorating water quality through industrial and municipal uses, fluctuating water levels, flooding, and shoreline erosion.

Other concerns are acid rain, airborne toxics, depletion of wetland areas, increased demands on the shoreline land base. The impacts associated with the introduction of exotic species, and climate change, as well as drug residues in sewage effluent and the discovery that flame-retardants leaking from computers and mattresses are building up rapidly in the tissues of many animals living in the lakes.

Educating the public is critical to a healthy future for the Great Lakes. Our Water Campaign committee is looking at environmental education programs for water conservation and pollution prevention. If you are interested in helping out, please contact committee chair: Meirav Even-Har at <meirav.evenhar@gmail.com>

            

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