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x9x9Lakex9Simcoex9Communityx9Forumx9x9Whatdoadiscoballx11shtankandcigarettebuttshaveincommonTheyallhavebeenfoundalongLakeSimcoe-areashorelinesdur-ingaGreatCanadianShorelineCleanup.Summertimecanbehardonlocalshorelinesx14itx19soneofthebusiesttimeswithbarbequespicnicsandfestivals.Byautumnshorelinelitterbecomesacommonsight.Didyouknowthatmostshorelinelitteroriginatesfromlandandland-basedactivitiesIn2009morethan45000kilogramsoflitterwasremovedfromOntarioshorelinesx14equallingtheweightofabout83malemoose.Morethan200kgofthatlittercamefromaroundLakeSimcoe.Thethreemostcom-monitemscollectedinOntariowerecigarettebuttsfoodwrappersandplasticbags.Amongthemoreunusualitemsfoundalongshorelinesintheprovincelastyearwereamannequinwearingabathingsuitahot-airballoonx19sbas-ketcoconutsandfalseteeth.AnothertimeaweddingdresswasfoundnearLincolnalongthesouthshoreofLakeOntario.x1cTheseunusualitemsandtheamountoflitterremovedclearlyshowthatourshorelinesarestillbeingusedasdumpinggroundsx1dsaysJillDwyermanageroftheGreatCanadianShorelineCleanup.x1cWex19reseekingtochangethatbehaviourbygivingCanadiansanop-portunitytobestewardsofpositivechangeintheirowncommunitiesbykeepingourshore-linesfreeoflitter.x1dSince1994theGreatCanadianShorelineCleanupanationalconservationprogramstart-edbytheVancouverAquariumhasbeenhostinghundredsofcleanupsacrossCanadaeverySep-tember.Intheprocesscommunitymembersarebroughttogethertoremovealmostonemillionkgofshorelinelitterwhilecollectingvaluabledataontheoriginsoflitteritems.Thisyearx19sGreatCanadianShorelineClean-uptakesplaceSept.18to26.WithahandfulofcleanupsregisteredintheLakeSimcoere-gionthereareplentyofshorelinesneedingourattention.Visitshorelinecleanup.catoreg-istertodayasasiteco-ordinatorforashorelineyouloveortox11ndalocalcleanuptojoinasacleanupparticipant.GreatCanadianShorelineCleanupcoVancouverAquariumMarineScienceCentreBox3232VancouverBCV6B3X8www.shorelinecleanup.caemailviathewebsite1-877-427-2422TheopinionsexpressedinLakeSimcoeLivingCommunityForumarethoseofthewritersanddonotnecessarilyrepresenttheopinionsofLakeSimcoeLivingx19spublisheroradvertisers.AnyLakeSimcoe-areacommunityorenvironmentalorganizationisinvitedtosubmitshortarticlesforpublicationintheLakeSimcoeCommunityForumsothatotherpeopleontheLakeSimcoewatershedcanlearnaboutyourgroup.Thearticlesshouldbe400wordsmaximumandshouldbeemailedtoinfolakesimcoeliving.com.Communityandenvi-ronmentalgroupsalsoareinvitedtoposteventsinformationphotosandvideosx14forfreex14onourwebsiteatlakesimcoeliving.com.RESIDENTIALCOMMERCIALINDUSTRIAL24HOURSERVICECertiedforBackowInstallationandTestingVideoDrainInspectionNewHomesFULLSERVICEPLUMBINGCONTRACTORCOMPLETEBATHROOMRENOVATIONSFullyLicensedInsuredFreeEstimatesSeniorDiscountVisaMastercard24FerndaleDriveNorthBarrieONL4N9V4722-7209705www.plumbtechplumbing.com705728-4067office705718-4394directlinedorothydorothyslocum.comwww.dorothyslocum.com299LakeshoreDriveSuite100BarrieONL4N7Y9DorothySlocumSalesRepresentativeUniqueEstateCurrentlyamirrorimage2familyhomewithapprox.4000sfoflivingspaceeach.Plansavailabletoconverttoonestatelyresidence.Nestledon9.28groomedpark-likeacresthispropertyisbreathtakingfromthewindingtreeddrivewaytothefestivecabanaandsalt-waterpool.MinutesfromBarrieandstepsawayfromthefairwaysofShantyBayGolfCourse.GreatpotentialforBBsparetreatorclinic.Anestatebeyondcompare.877728-4067tollfreegrx1cx1btx18x1bnx1bdx15x1bnshx12rx1clx15nx1cx18lx1cx1bnupsx1cpt.18tx12262010photographcourtesyofthevancouveraquariumgreatcanadianshorelinecleanupLakeSimcoeLivingAutumn20109lakesimcoeax1fea2006-2009Fox1fBax1fx1fieKe8wickx12x1fiiasox15i8fax18obocok34sitesregistered38.75kilometrescleaned254bagsoflitterremoved1927kilogramsoflitterremoved470registrantsAbout59.8oflitterwasaresultofshorelineandrecreationalactivitiesAbout33.6wasfromsmoking-relatedactivities.About6.6wasfromwaterwayactivitiesdumpingandmedicalpersonalhygienewastetofve8ox1fce8oiex1fielakesimcoeax1fea2006-20091.Cigarettescigarettex11lters...........112662.Foodwrapperscontainers............35263.Capslids.......................................12974.Beveragebottlesplastic................10715.Beveragecans.................................838Wei4x1fe88ox1fi4a8ox1feceaWhx1bthx1bsshx12Wnupx12nlx1bKx1csx155x18x12x1c-x1brx1cx1bshx12rx1clx15nx1cs