2021 Free Webinar Series
The 2021 Coastal Webinar Series will provide opportunities for citizens to build their coastal knowledge-base, and learn about important issues threatening water quality and ecosystem health along the shoreline. These webinars encourage landowners to take action on their own properties by providing tangible examples of what they can do to protect and improve coastal habitats and water quality.
Break-up With Plastic - Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Participants will learn about the impacts of plastic pollution on coastal ecosystems, including impacts on water quality, tourism, and Species at Risk. They will also learn useful tips on how they can reduce their "plastic footprint" and report common shoreline garbage through Great Canadian Shoreline. How to do a solo/small beach clean-up safely.
Living Shorelines - Tuesday, June 8th, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Participants will learn about the different types of coastal ecosystems, including how beach and dune ecosystems work, bluff erosion, sediment transport, and the benefits of naturalized shorelines.
Shoreline Development -Tuesday, June 29th, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Who does what? Participants will learn how to ensure their shoreline project is sustainable, what agencies are involved and tips for going through the permitting process.
Coastal Plants Boot-camp - Tuesday, July 20th, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Participants will learn how to identify common and some uncommon native plants found along the Lake Huron shoreline and report common shoreline invasive species along with options and techniques for removal. They will also learn how to identify and report potential shoreline plants that are Species at Risk.
In a Flap about Shorebirds - Tuesday, August 10th, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Participants will learn about the common shorebirds found along the Great Lakes, reasons species may become at Risk, the basics about the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the value of protecting Species at Risk.
Species at risk - Tuesday, August 31st, 7:00 – 8:00pm EST.
Participants will learn about the Species at Risk who rely on the Lake Huron shoreline, threats and stressors that impact them, and how we can help our plant and animals’ communities at risk!