By Hannah McDonald — This summer I am working for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper as the Water Literacy Assistant in Kingston. Part of my job is to test water quality in popular swimming areas along the waterfront.
Each week, I sample water from points along Breakwater Park and the Wolfe Island Boat Club. Then I take the samples to the lab where it is tested. I take those results and post them on Swim Guide so that recreational water users can make informed decisions about using the water.
The Shoreline Shuffle Salute Exhibit opened this past Saturday at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning. It was a beautiful day to remember the success of the 2013 Shoreline Shuffle, and to build on the progress of the original event with a community collection of Kingston Waterfront Stories.
On June 23, 2013 in Kingston, ON a public protest called the Shoreline Shuffle took place where several hundred’s of people walked, paddled and cycled 7.7km along Kingston’s downtown shoreline to raise awareness about the need for better public access and waterfront planning in their city.