Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Show your love for lakes in a video declaration!

Many of us have a favourite lake, river, pond or stream that holds a special place in our heart.

Send us a video that publicly declares your love for a lake, river, stream or any body of water that’s special to you. We’ll add it to our video gallery that we’ll share with Environment Minister Peter Kent and Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield – so they know how much we love our lakes!

What should you include in your video?

  • Your name and where you’re from
  • Which lake or water body you love
  • Why you think Canada’s water bodies should never be polluted or wasted in the name of industrial development

Add it to the gallery by submitting your Love My Lake Declaration. You’re done! You’ve just joined a growing number of people who love lakes.

Why is it so important to declare your love for lakes now?

Canada’s federal government has recently changed its environmental laws to strip our beloved waters of strong protections against damage and destruction of fish habitat.

With these changes to environmental law, Canada’s lakes are inadequately protected against damage or destruction by industry or other interests – that is, where there’s any protection at all.

Unless we show how much Canadians love our lakes, government will only hear industry’s applause over these drastic changes.

Send us a video that publicly declares your love for lakes!

Once you’re done, post your video to YouTube and share the link with us. Don’t live near your lake or stuck at your desk? Make a video anyway! All that matters is that you share your love for a special lake or water body and capture that on film.

Thanks for showing your love for Canada’s lakes and water bodies!