As of today, July 23rd, we are experiencing the 37th consecutive day without rain in the Vancouver area. This means that we may end up seeing both the hottest temperatures and the longest dry spell in our recorded history in less than a month.
Pollution is undoubtedly one of the most pressing issues facing oceans in 2021, especially as it multiplies other issues such as overfishing and the many effects of climate change. What that means is that the oceans are one of our most significant natural carbon sinks, and any changes to their natural processes will have a cascading effect on almost everything else in the water.
Vancouver Plastic Cleanup aims to pilot 12 Seabins over the next three summers in Vancouver Waters
Seabins capture plastic pollution before it travels further into the sea and enters the food chain
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – June 21, 2021
Swim Drink Fish, a Canadian Charity, is initiating the Vancouver Plastic Cleanup by installing, maintaining, and overseeing multiple Seabins in Vancouver. These trash skimmers will be placed in trash-laden waters over the next three years to pilot a waste characterization, plastic education, and advocacy project.
Get ready for a cliche: it’s been a tough year. The pandemic has put serious strain on many people across the globe. Isolation has caused extra challenges that make dealing with day to day life even harder.
My mind's tellin' me no, but my body, my body's tellin' me yes...Wait, no - the other way around! Jumping in freezing cold water seems like just about the least intuitive thing ever, but what if cold water swimming is exactly what you need?
Joining cities of Kingston and Sudbury, Vancouver is on its way to providing real-time maps of the sewer system, and real-time sewer overflow alerts for the public. This move is a powerful indicator of change towards protecting swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for everyone. Swim Drink Fish is excited about Vancouver’s decision and hopes Toronto is next.