The Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative is the Swim Guide affiliate that established the Lake Erie – Niagara citizen science monitoring hub with Swim Drink Fish. The hub first began to monitor the waters along the north shore of Lake Erie in 2019. Sharing the technical and scientific information gathered on Swim Guide ensures that the public is aware of the issues affecting their coastline and beaches.
Swim Drink Fish is a registered charity established in 2001 to restore swimmable, drinkable, fishable water. It is home to Swim Guide, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s Great Lakes Challenge, Watermark Project, Fraser Riverkeeper, North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper, Great Lakes Guide, and operates Blue Flag Canada.
Operating along Lake Erie’s coast in Niagara, the Niagara Coastal Community Collaborative’s goal is to optimize and expand local action to build a healthy and resilient coastal ecosystem to support the community’s economic, recreational, and spiritual needs. Established in 2017, The Collaborative has adopted a “Collective Impact” approach to coordinate efforts focused on three ecological priorities; habitat and species, healthy beaches, and nature based shorelines. The Collaborative connects local knowledge, engagement and action to facilitate a healthy and resilient coastal ecosystem.
You can sign up to get involved with the Lake Erie – Niagara Hub here.
For more information about the Lake Erie – Niagara Hub visit, swimdrinkfish.ca/niagara-hub-faq
This project was undertaken with financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change.
Ce projet a été realisé avec l’appui financier du gouvernement du Canada agissant par l’entremise du ministère fédéral de l’Environnement et du Changement climatique.
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