Watermark with Rachel Schoeler

The Watermark Project has officially launched and we couldn't be more excited! The Watermark Project is a community effort to collect and archive true stories about the ways Canadians interact with water. Started by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in 2015, the Watermark Project aims to collect one story from every Canadian household. 

What's my Watermark? I have had the pleasure of working with Fraser Riverkeeper and connecting with incredible recreational water users, community organizers, water leaders and community members for the past 2.5 years. Luckily for me, working for an organization focused on creating a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future means that I have had the opportunity to spend a lot of time on or in the water and really connect to my local waterways. But there is one water-filled day in particular that really stands out.

In August 2014 I took on the challenge of swimming solo across the Georgia Strait without a wetsuit. And what a challenge it was. That swim and my time at Fraser Riverkeeper have truly shaped my relationship with water and who I am today.

Check out my video Watermark below to hear a little bit about my swim across the Georgia Strait and why I believe the Watermark Project is so important to swimmable, drinkable, fishable water.

Looking to read more Watermarks? Explore the new Watermark Project website!

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