A lot of rain and a lot of garbage picked up!

The third annual Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup saw hundreds of Rotarians and community members across the province pick up garbage from lakes, streams, ditches, fields in the Great Lakes watershed.
In Whitby, dozens of volunteers came out despite the rain and cool temperatures. 
The Great Lakes contain almost 20 per cent of the world’s fresh water and is the largest source of fresh water on the planet.  It borders eight states and two provinces and has 9,577 miles (15,323 kilometres) of shoreline.
Trash, plastics and other litter plagues our waterways.  This trash poses a threat to terrestrial and aquatic life, often becomes micro-plastics and harmful toxins, and pollutes one of the most precious and limited natural resources.  Shopping carts, tires, furniture, trash, foam cups, plastic containers, and aluminum cans contaminate our waterways and green-ways.  More than 22 million pounds (10 million kilograms) of trash and plastic pollution ends up in the Great Lakes each year.