Saturday, 6 July 2013

Safe, quiet lakes: take the survey

Here is a group I can support. I think it is too late, however. The big boats, with the huge engines, noises, blaring radios, rooster tail wakes, and high speeds, have become the norm. The phallic symbols used to be the big car. Now it is a big boat. The fishermen are, at least, slow, out in the early morning, and quiet. We have plastics in the Great Lakes, too. See the articles below. For those who enjoy the lakes, there must be some responsibility to the lakes and the water.
Then there are the ATVs on trails. Don't get me started!

The driver didn't see the loon,
the passenger did.
Protecting flora and fauna is crucial, as well as the peace and quiet of cottage country. Giant boats, with giant wakes are the norm, with loons getting run over and boaters ignoring wildlife.
Take the survey. We cannot be alone in thinking that boaters shouldn't be using the lake as a Nascar track.

Safe Quiet Lakes

Please complete the survey no later than July 10th, 2013.Thank you for your time, as we
appreciate your input.We are a group of people who are passionate about life near the water and determined to help sustain it.

...growing pollution threat to the Great Lakes, according to researchers.The first survey of plastic pollution in the Great Lakes discovered spots in Lake Erie with more than 450,000 plastic particles per square kilometre...
...growing pollution threat to the Great Lakes, according to researchers.The first survey of plasticpollution in the Great Lakes discovered spots in Lake Erie with more than 450,000 plastic particles per square kilometre...

3 comments:

Phil said...

Good luck with that Jennifer. Here we have damned jet-skis on our estuaries - noise, pollution and disturbace. We humans are so selfish.
Thankfully the jet-skis can't get on our quiet canals - yet!!

Red said...

I'm with you on this stuff. there's also many chemicals in our water including medications. The fishery has certainly collapsed in some lakes.

Kay said...

Good grief! Plastic pollution too?