Fifth Annual #WeAreLake Erie Social Media Event Draws Attention To The Challenges Lake Erie Is Currently Facing

Ontario and U.S. residents share why they love Lake Erie on – Online Wednesday August 25th  (See Details for Participating Below)

An Invite from Environmental Defence, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, And Freshwater Future Canada

Posted August 23rd, 2021 on Niagara At Large

Toxic algae growing in Lake Erie – a byproduct of farm chemicals and poorly treated urban wastewater flows – is killing fish populations

Toronto, Ontario  As Lake Erie continues to be plagued by annual and often toxic algal blooms, Ontarians and Americans are answering a rallying cry on social media to demand urgent action to protect the lake and, along with it, drinking water for millions of people and many complex ecosystems.

August 25 is the 5th #WeAreLakeErie Day on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Throughout the day, social media users will be sharing their Lake Erie stories and photos by using the hashtag #WeAreLakeErie to help create a virtual wave of support for the lake. The event is a chance to demonstrate to decision-makers the important role the lake plays in the lives of so many people.

Warning signs like this are far too common along Lake Erie shores

The event was created in 2017 by three Canadian environmental organizations:

Environmental Defence Canada, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: The 5th annual #WeAreLakeErie Day hosted by Environmental Defence Canada, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, and Freshwater Future Canada

WHEN: Wednesday, August 25, 2021, All day

WHERE: Online. People will participate by sharing their Lake Erie stories and photos on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with the hashtag #WeAreLakeErie. Anyone who participates will be entered into a draw to win a custom “I Love My Lake” tshirt.

ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENCE ( environmentaldefence.ca [https://environmentaldefence.ca/] ): Environmental Defence is a leading Canadian advocacy organization that works with government, industry and individuals to defend clean water, a safe climate and healthy communities.

ABOUT FRESHWATER FUTURE ( freshwaterfuture.org [https://freshwaterfuture.org/] ): Freshwater Future works to ensure the healthy future of our waters in the Great Lakes region. We help citizens engage in efforts to protect our natural environment by providing grants and offering consulting assistance to diverse communities and collaborators.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN FRESHWATER ALLIANCE ( freshwateralliance.ca [http://www.freshwateralliance.ca/] ): The Canadian Freshwater Alliance builds, connects and supports freshwater initiatives across Canada. We work with NGOs, community groups, governments and businesses to strengthen citizen voices and participation in protecting our lakes and rivers. We are a project on the MakeWay shared platform ( makeway.org [https://makeway.org/] ).

NIAGARA AT LARGE Encourages You To Join The Conversation By Sharing Your Views On This Post In The Space Following The Bernie Sanders Quote Below.

“A Politician Thinks Of The Next Election. A Leader Thinks Of The Next Generation.” – Bernie Sanders

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