Happy Earth Day 2016

Earth Day 2016

It probably goes without saying that every day should be considered ‪‎Earth Day‬. Canadian Yachting is a passionate advocate of preserving our water and land environments. We are celebrating Earth Day 2016 by sharing some of our ‪‎environment‬ articles which both highlight and hopefully impact the need for everyone’s participation in nurturing the ‎Earth‬ each and every day.

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Plastic Pickup in Paradise:  Linda Leitch’s experiences on Haida Gwaii with copious amounts of plastic debris being deposited on the otherwise pristine beaches.

Mark Mattson of Waterkeeper:  Spearheading the national campaign to preserve our waters.

Boating in the Biosphere:  Jennifer Harker educates us about the Georgian Bay Biosphere , all of the wonders it has to offer and all of the fragile habitats within it.

Boating and the Environment:  Emerging risks report.

Protecting BC’s Gulf Islands:  How land conservancies work with property owners and donors to preserve the beauty and diversity of the West Coast’s most popular cruising ground.

Aquatic Invasive Species:  What are they and what can you do about them?

Read more in CY’s Environment section here.

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