You are invited to ‘show your lake some love’ with photos of how you protect Lake Huron
Enter photo contest for chance to win Great Lakes prizes in celebration of Love Your Greats Day
A day to celebrate our Great Lakes, called Love Your Greats, takes place on the second Saturday of every August, and promotes education and local action to protect our Great Lakes. This year, Ausable Bayfield Conservation would like to see that action and invites the community to share their actions in the form of a photo contest.
“Throughout the watershed, homeowners, farmers, businesses, community groups and other organizations have been working to protect Lake Huron, and it is important to recognize and celebrate these efforts,” said Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds Specialist with Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA). “The hope is that you will share with us your photos illustrating what you do to protect Lake Huron.”
Please note that the deadline, for the first Love Your Greats photo contest, has been extended to Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
So - you still have time to enter your photos of your actions helping to protect Lake Huron and helping to keep your Great Lake great!
Download photo contest rules now:
The photos of what you do to protect Lake Huron might include, but are not limited to, photos showing rain barrels, rain gardens, wetlands, natural areas, trees, permeable pavement, cover crops, minimum or no-till fields, berms, grassed waterways, buffers, exclusion fencing, or beach cleanups. “If your photo has a story to tell, we encourage you to share that as well,” said Brock. “No matter how large or small, we are interested in seeing all the actions you take to protect Lake Huron.” Often, when people share what they have done on their own properties, it inspires others to take positive actions as well, she said.
You may submit your photo to the contest simply by posting a photo showing what you or your family does to protect Lake Huron by replying to the Love Your Greats photo contest post on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Facebook page, or Twitter feed, with the hashtag #LYGLakeHuron. Or, you may send your photo, by email, with #LYGLakeHuron Photo Contest in the subject of the email, to email@example.com. To be eligible for the contest, photos should be posted or received by Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at noon local time. The complete set of contest rules are posted online at abca.ca at this web page: https://www.abca.ca/community/getinvolved/ By using the #LYGLakeHuron hashtag you are agreeing to the rules of the contest. The watershed Twitter feed is at: https://twitter.com/LandWaterNews and the watershed Facebook page is at: https://www.facebook.com/WaterSoilLivingThings/
Three winners of the photo contest will be drawn at random and will receive a Love Your Greats or Great Lakes T-shirt, hat, or similar prize. For more information visit abca.ca or contact Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds Technician, at Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, by phone at 519-235-2610, extension 246, or toll-free at 1-888-286-2610.
To learn more about the Love Your Greats initiative, visit loveyourgreats.com. Visit lakehuroncommunityaction.ca to see what actions are being taken around the Lake Huron basin.
Get Involved - From the Conservation Strategy:
People from the watershed community provided lots of ideas, in the Conservation Strategy. about how people can help improve their watershed.
Contact us about ways you can get involved in the protection of soil, water, and living things.
- Plant trees.
- Do a stewardship project.
- Use best management practices (BMPs) at home and work.
- Volunteer with the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Foundation
- Volunteer with the Friends of the South Huron Trail
- Be part of the Volunteer Rain Gauge Network
- Volunteer at Summer Nature Day Camp for a day in the summer
- Measure trees at Bannockburn Conservation Area
- Take a few hours to mark fish on paved road through the Yellow Fish Road Program at any community in the watershed
Phone us to find out about other opportunities. Contact our staff through staff contacts list.