The Environmental Pillar Continues to Grow in 2022
This summer with the help of our enthusiastic and talented environmental committee we will continue to build a strong environmental presence in our community.
After last summer’s successful Trash Free River Clean-up day, coupled with an obvious abundance of trash, we have decided to expand that event to include a total of 4 days over the summer. One in June, two in July (mirroring our friends at Save The River to share in a bi-national effort) and another Clean-up Day in late August!
Our Fishing Line Recycling Station program continues to grow with more units being built and placed in our region. We have already collected enough fishing line from the units we installed last summer to send off to Berkley’s for recycling. Our goal is to increase the number of units in the area and have their location mapped & linked on our website making it even easier to find and use these recycling stations.
Our relationship with Parks Canada continues to grow as we help educate and strengthen our community and our commitment for the preservation of wildlife. This spring we are working with Parks Canada’s Resource Management Officer, Mathieu Lecompte, to organize a Turtle Nest Protector building workshop where we will build the protectors as well as learn more about this species at risk.
Our invasive species, species at risk, and returning species segment of our environmental committee continues to grow its presence on our website and in our River Talk newsletter each month with informative articles and valuable information researched and written by Wildlife Artist, Environmental Co-Chair & Member at Large, Stuart Arnett.
It is thanks to the outstanding efforts, steadfast commitment and creative ideas from Alec Turner, Annabel Cowan, Stuart Arnett, Dave McWilliam, Megan Coleman and Janet Smith, that TIA’s Environmental Pillar continues to grow as a solid support to our organization and members.
Why Your Membership Matters
TIA is the only organization placing shoal markers for the River Community - this is an essential service. Our mission of river safety is to heighten boater’s awareness of some dangerous shoals to avoid . TIA strongly encourages all boaters to use navigation charts when navigating the St. Lawrence River. Please be a TIA supporter, we rely on membership dues & donations to be sustainable.