What we do on land, in our cities and in our waterways affects Canada’s watersheds. Canadians must act now to protect our water heritage for future generations. Learn more about your watershed and the issues affecting it, connect with watershed action groups in your area, submit photos and more in this interactive map.
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Follow the team of specialists diagnosing the ills of British Columbia’s Fraser River
First Nations canoeists travel down the Severn and Fern rivers to assert their sovereignty over the land
Karen Baltgailis of the Yukon Conservation Society speaks out about the importance of protecting the Peel watershed
The Fraser River’s Journey (Elementary level)
This lesson provides students with information about the Fraser River, including: the geographical location; historical relevance of the river; pollutants that threaten its life and basic factual information
Exploring evaluating watersheds (Secondary level)
Students will examine Canada’s watersheds as well as their local watershed and use The Source of life: Canada’s watershed protection action guide to evaluate what they currently do to protect it
We use water in our homes, industries and farms. But what happens to all that waste water once we’re done with it? Find the answers and the tools to take action as we focus on water, its use and abuse, in the June 2011 issue of Canadian Geographic.