Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed is a not for profit (for public benefit) organization founded in November 2014. The main goal of the organization is to offer public support and further enhancement to the Porcupine River Watershed Remedial Action Plan (RAP). These are actions recommended to restore the beneficial uses and to enhance the ecosystem of the Porcupine River Watershed which includes Porcupine River and Porcupine Lake.

Recycling isn’t enough — the world’s plastic pollution crisis is only getting worse

September 17, 2020 8.46pm BST Plastic production and consumption has snowballed since large-scale production began in the 1950s. In 2020, an estimated 24 million to 34 million tonnes of plastic waste will enter the world’s lakes, rivers and oceans. That is roughly the...

The World’s Worst Companies For Plastic Waste Pollution [Infographic]

Sep 18, 2020,06:10am EDT Niall McCarthyContributor Business Data journalist covering technological, societal and media topics A new report published by the Changing Markets Foundation has shed light on the world's worst companies for plastic pollution, along with the...

Plastic pollution: Washed clothing’s synthetic mountain of ‘fluff

Science & Environment By Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent September 16, 2020 When you add it up, the total amount of synthetic microfibres going into the wider environment as we wash our clothes is an astonishing number. US scientists estimate it to be 5.6...

How Big Oil Misled The Public Into Believing Plastic Would Be Recycled

Landfill workers bury all plastic except soda bottles and milk jugs at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in southern Oregon. Laura Sullivan/NPR September 11, 20205:00 AM ET LAURA SULLIVAN Twitter Laura Leebrick, a manager at Rogue Disposal & Recycling in southern...

Toronto woman creates globe out of plastic trash to draw attention to beach waste

Garbage collection a way to keep Woodbine Beach free of plastic garbage, Dora Attard says Muriel Draaisma · CBC News · Posted: Sep 06, 2020 5:27 PM ET | Last Updated: September 6 Dora Attard stands beside her new installation made out of more than 500 water bottles....

‘Boil water to avoid beaver fever’ township residents told

Residents are reminded not all home water treatment and filter systems remove Giardia (aka beaver fever) By: BayToday Staff The breach of a beaver dam in the southernmost region of the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit's catchment area has health officials...

Michigan to pay $600M to Flint water crisis victims

A U.S. Army National Guard member carries bottled water out to the car for a resident on Feb. 7, 2016, in Flint, Michigan. (Sarah Rice/Getty Images) Majority of settlement to go towards children exposed to tainted water Thomson Reuters · Posted: Aug 20, 2020 7:31 AM...

Activists raise alarm as Ontario passes environmental assessment redesign during pandemic

The H.N. Crossley Nature Reserve is seen in Ontario. A new omnibus bill passed Tuesday in the Ontario legislature threatens the protections put in place by the Environmental Assessment Act, environmental groups say. - Ontario Nature NEWS AUG 14, 2020 BY LEAH...

Explore and learn with the Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed’s iNaturalist © Project

FRIENDS OF THE PORCUPINE RIVER WATERSHED is happy to launch their new iNaturalist© project! We invite you to explore, discover and record all the wonderful living species that you find in the Porcupine River Watershed area.

This is a fun way to create an inventory of all living things around us. Anyone can explore and participate! Here is the link It’s fun and easy for nature lovers of all ages! Open the PDF documents for instructions on how you can participate and learn! Don’t hesitate to ask questions! Thank you to Andrew Warren for the beautiful cover photo on the iNaturalist project page.

First and foremost, we want to thank you for your continued support with Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed. Without your loyalty and provision, we would not be able to actively develop our imprint within the community. Put simply, you make what we do possible. READ MORE

Porcupine Lake is a 280 hectare water-body located in the Township of Whitney, with a combined drainage area of 87 km².

It receives inflow from the Upper Porcupine River as well as Bob’s Creek, which drains Bob’s Lake located northeast of Porcupine Lake. READ MORE

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