Environmental Youth Program launches in Saugeen Shores

Along the beaches and coastal areas of Saugeen Shores, don’t be surprised to see youth participants in the Coastal Conservation Youth Corps this summer.

Supported by the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, the program gives high- school aged students a summer opportunity to take action on conservation and restoration projects, while enhancing their understanding of coastal dynamics and issues. There is no cost to participants, as primary funding comes from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations.

Online registration for the weeklong program is available, with availability during the weeks of July 12-16, July 19-23 or August 9-13. The days will run from 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m. with Great Lakes science projects to help protect water quality and provide habitat, including shoreline cleanups, dune maintenance, planting of native species, a micro-plastic study, and shoreline monitoring.

The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, a non-government charity dedicated to supporting a healthy ecosystem through education, restoration and research. values supporting future leaders and advocates for clean waters and healthy shorelines.

“We hope to inspire young minds living on and visiting the Lake Huron coastline to protect vulnerable ecosystems,” says Stewardship Coordinator, Daniela Klicper. “Creating a connection between youth and our coast that is built through knowledge transfer and hands-on activities will serve as a building block for a healthy Lake Huron.”

For further inquiries on the program, email education@lakehuron.ca. To learn more about the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, visit lakehuron.ca/ccyc or follow @CoastalCentre on social media.