To improve Toronto’s shorelines for ourselves and others; to spend time in nature; to renew our love of this lakeshore city.
Paddling + Cleanup = Bliss!
We are gifted in Toronto with some of the world’s cleanest urban freshwater. Thousands of us enjoy sailing, paddling, and swimming within a short distance from our homes.
What if we could make it even better?
And have fun doing what we love – enjoying the outdoors – at the same time?
Let’s tidy up the bay.
Who: Join John and friends – look for John’s red and white canoe or red and white kayak. John is a local nature enthusiast and outdoors junkie.
When: Every Tuesday night and Saturday morning. On Tuesdays, we meet around 6:00 pm, paddle across the bay (about a 20 minute paddle), clean for about an hour, then return. On Saturday mornings, we meet at 9:00 am and do the same.
What You’ll Need: We will supply the gloves and garbage bags – you bring your enthusiasm and a canoe or kayak (and a PFD and any other safety equipment you might need.)
(Yes, we want to clean up the bay – this requires getting on the water to harder-to-reach shorelines. We might devote an evening or two to cleaning up the Cherry Beach shoreline, but there are more pressing areas to visit and nurture – and these areas are accessible by boat).
Ideally, you’ll be comfortable getting your feet wet.
I have an extra spot in my canoe – if you’d like to sit up front, you’re most welcome to RSVP to one of the meetups here.
What You’ll Get Out of It: Two things: first, a really cool experience paddling in a wonderful part of the world, connecting with nature; second, the rewards that come with making the world a cleaner, more beautiful place, a few square feet at a time.
Where: We will meet at Cherry Beach, the west lot near the dog park. There’s a picnic bench and bike rack where any interested folks meet. You can look for the sign!
Map of Meeting Spot: