World Oceans Day is June 8

Watersheds


Everyone in our world lives on a watershed, affecting our oceans.    

 

Which watershed do you live on?    


How can you have a positive affect on your watershed and marine life?


Learn how to protect our EcoSystems

http://nature.ca/explore/di-ef/hpwe_e.cfm

Everyone in the world lives on a watershed. Around the world creeks, streams, rivers and lakes flow to our oceans. We all have an affect on our oceans even if we do not live beside an ocean. Keeping our waterways cleans helps our oceans produce oxygen and food.

We welcome your picture of your local watershed and will upload your photo. Please email your photo(s) to Board (at) World Oceans Day. ca

Below we hope you enjoy the photos of some watersheds.


ALBERTA rivers and streams flow either north to the Arctic Ocean, south to the Gulf of Mexico or west to the Pacific Ocean.


BRITISH COLUMBIA has many watersheds. Below are photos of the Fraser River which begins in the Rockie Mountains, then travels north to Prince George passing the Ancient Forest with 2000 year old trees on its route before the mighty Fraser River turns south to interior BC and west to Vancouver before joining the Pacific Ocean.  The Columbia River watershed is another great waterway beginning in the mountains of eastern BC and flowing to the Pacific Ocean. Environmental groups in both Canada and the USA volunteer tirelessly to protect this important watershed.

ONTARIO

The entire province of Ontario has streams, rivers and lakes which flow either to the Hudson's Bay & Arctic Ocean or south to the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River which flow to the Atlantic Ocean. Below are some pictures of these great and important watersheds. You may recognize the French River, Thunder Bay area photos, Bridal Falls on Manitoulin Island, Niagara Falls and the St. Lawrence River.

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St. Lawrence River