Make a Splash | WWF-Canada

Summertime is often spent by the water. Whether paddling our rivers, walking along the shore or jumping in for a swim, water is an important part of how we experience nature. More than that, it sustains us and is home to wildlife.

Five fun ways to help freshwater this summer:

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Before you begin, sign up and make a splash: I will take action to ensure healthy waters for Canada!

Count yourself in with a growing number of Canadians who want to see all of Canada’s waters in good health by 2025, by adding your name and email to the form below. You’ll count for nature and we will keep you up to date with information about freshwater in Canada and opportunities for you to protect this valuable resource.

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Play the rain delay: Water Bingo

Whether you’re waiting for the rain to stop, or fervently wishing it would start, try your hand at our version of Water Bingo to while away the time. Explore your watershed, learn about freshwater species (no touching!) and check off items as you see them.

Don’t forget to sign the Count for Nature pledge, and then share on social when you’ve filled your Water Bingo board (#CountForNature). Good luck!

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Discover your water footprint

Did you know that over 90 per cent of the water we use is embedded in the food we eat, the clothes we wear and products we use every day? For example, it takes about 120 litres of water to create one 125 mL glass of wine, and your old washing machine can guzzle more than 200 litres of water per wash. Every action we take to reduce our water footprint, big or small, helps to improve the overall wellbeing of our rivers and lakes and watersheds.

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Become a citizen scientist: 

Be on the lookout for invasive species. While not a significant threat on a national level, invasive species are becoming a cause for concern in some watersheds. You can be a part of an early detection system by reporting sightings using EddsMap.

Other species like toads and frogs are an important part of local biodiversity and a sign that our watersheds are healthy. Learn about your local environment and help monitor the population of toads and frogs by listening for their calls. Learn more at FrogWatch.

Seriously, jump in!

Our team took the plunge in support of a healthy rivers and lakes. You can, too. Or share a video of yourself making a different kind of splash for freshwater. For example: “I #CountForNature by restoring wetland habitat @WWFCanada” or “I #CountForNature by reducing my water footprint @WWFCanada. Count yourself in at”