Yesterday Chantal from the Living with Lakes Centre tested our students to certify them under Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) by having them complete a practical field assessment, written and invertebrate ID test.The main purpose of the Ontario Benthos Biomonitoring Network (OBBN) is to enable assessment of aquatic ecosystem condition using benthos as indicators of water and habitat quality.
We are happy to announce that everyone is now certified!! A huge shout out and thank you to Chantal for showing them the ropes and teaching these up and coming environmentalist this useful assessment technique!
This weekend our Waterkeeper Aiyana Louis led a water walk in Little Current from the tourist centre down to Low Island, all the while carrying a copper pot full of water which needed to be kept in constant motion. All were invited to participate and some garbage was even collected along the way! Aiyana, her mother and her grandmother represent three generations of Water Walkers.
A couple of weeks ago we had the pleasure of talking with Carroll Kitchikake from Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory about the importance of water. Through personal stories and teachings from Carroll, we are able to learn about water sustainability, protection, and respect. Carroll is a proud member of the Wiikwemkoong Water Walkers Group and we would like to say Miigwetch for taking the time to speak with us.
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