Meewasin Basin Cleanup & Family Picnic - Conserving Our Delicate Aquatic Ecosystems

May 3, 2019

Thanks for joining on May 17 for Meewasin Basin cleanup and family picnic. Below are few photos.

About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. We might live hundreds of miles from the coast, but the plastic we throw away could make its way into the sea. The amount of plastic in the ocean is set to increase tenfold by 2020, and by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than there are fish (by weight). How we throw away stuff and litter has a big impact on streams, rivers, and eventually oceans. According to Fisheries & Oceans Canada, the changing ocean environment (including rising temperature, acidity and waste) is a critical global issue which threatens the sustainable use of the earth’s ocean by future generations.

Algarithm's connection to aquatic ecosystems is very deep. Algarithm’s algal DHA oil is derived from a strain of wild-crafted microalgae initially discovered and isolated from pristine coastal waters at the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia. Increased amount of waste, temperature and acidity in oceans may likely result in unsuitable living conditions for many species lower in the food chain, including microalgae, our original source of Omega-3 DHA. Hence it our desire to take care and conserve the delicate aquatic ecosystems for our future generations.

This is a family friendly event, please bring kids and loved ones to connect with the outdoors and cultivate an ethos of conserving the delicate aquatic ecosystems for our future generations. Light refreshments will be provided, bring some reusable plates, utensils and a mug to avoid further waste.

Fun Fact: "Meewasin" is the Cree word for beautiful. Meewasin sites and areas are home to more than 200 plant species, 100 bird species, amphibians, reptiles and animals, according to the Meewasin Valley Authority, the organization leading conservation efforts in the area.

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