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"I want to protect my shoreline property" Shoreline Action Checklist
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30+ WAYS TO CELEBRATE SHORELINES!

Here are some fun ideas for different ways to celebrate our connection to Canada’s shorelines. Get your together with a community group, a local stewardship or conservation group, or your family and friends to plan an event or activity!

  • plan an activity or event linking upstream and downstream communities
  • hold a Ribbon Joining Ceremony - between communities within:
    • a watershed 
    • provinces and territories 
    • Canada and the US
    • Communities and 1st Nations
  • host a Native Storytelling evening with dancing and drumming - discover what your local shoreline means to your First Nations neighbours.
  • ask an Oldtimer - get seniors in your community to participate in a storytelling event
  • put on a festival celebrating shorelines
  • bring a shoreline theme into your local fall fair
  • organize a parade or procession
  • hold a costume making party - catch the cast of shoreline characters
  • put on a community play with a shoreline theme
  • form a shoreline youth theatre group
  • organize crafts workshops - make shoreline reed baskets, rubbed greeting cards etc.
  • sponsor an art exhibit
  • build a floating art exhibit or sculpture
  • host an information workshop on the shorelines within your watershed
  • form a Watershed Stewardship group (contact your regional Watershed Stewardship Alliance)
  • adopt a habitat restoration program
  • restore a shoreline
  • hold an underwater cleanup - involve your local scuba divers
  • host a house and yard educational workshop - ie. Tips on composting and making you own environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • organize a plant salvage - rescue native plants from an area slated for development and re-plant them along a local shoreline
  • coordinate or promote an adopt-a-shoreline program
  • send out a shoreline report card - get kids to grade your local waterfront parks
  • set up a shoreline viewing tank - work with a science centre or educational institution to introduce people to local water creatures (contact your local aquarium or science centre).
  • organize a shoreline discovery tour (contact your local naturalist club)
  • build a historical shoreline walk (contact your local museum or historical society)
  • plan an archaeological tour - visit the shorelines of the past with your local archeological society or museum (contact your local archaeological society)
  • visit a shoreline industry - learn the importance of your shoreline to your community’s economy.
  • hold a shoreline BBQ or Native pit cook
  • organize a Shoreline Food Workshop - identify and cook with foods that come from our waters and shorelines
  • organize or join a shoreline poster competition
  • organize a shoreline poetry contest
  • create an educational shoreline display - throw in a quiz and a prize so people will read it!
  • test your local water quality
  • perform a "Dip in" to test your water clarity (contact your local DFO office)
  • go pond dipping for insects - bring a microscope!
  • host a shoreline health and awareness conference or workshop (contact your local college or university)
  • launch the Shoreline Ambassador® Certificate Program in your community
  • make a Conservation Pledge to preserve a shoreline (contact The Living by Water Project)
 

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Contact: The Living by Water Project, 250 832 7405 Fax 250 832 6874
P.O. Box 7, Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada, V1E 4N2
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