Friday, 20 January 2017 14:17

Keep The Bruce Clean & Green

Respect the Beauty of the Bruce!

Visitors to the Bruce Peninsula will see our green slogan posted throughout the area.  Keeping the Bruce Clean & green reminds us that the beauty of our peninsula should be respected by all who visit or live here, so that it will remain healthy for all future generations


Started as a grassroots response to the large visitor influx to the area, Keep the Bruce Clean & Green volunteers promote ecological citizenship around the peninsula.  The need to support the natural environment to keep it beautiful has the people of the peninsula banding together.  Look for folks wearing the white t-shirts with the slogan on it and stop to chat with them.  They will happily point out places for proper disposal of trash along with directions to areas of interest.


In preperation for your trip to the Bruce it might be helpful to keep in mind that we can all help to keep the environment healthy. Plan to take along refillable liquid containers for drinking water; there are a number of water filling stations around the the various villages.  Pack your picnics with reusable containers to decrease the amount of waster that ends up in landfill sites.  Always ensure that you have eco-friendly disposable items and that they are placed in the appropriate container for waste and recycle.


Remember that we share our space with many other animals that forage for food in our waste areas so closing the trash containers is essential.  We encourage you to plan your visit well and remember that we should " take only pictures and leave only footprints" so that not only you but all future generations will also be able to enjoy the beauty of "The Bruce."


As you visit the National Parks on the Bruce pick up a green bag and you can support the "clean & green" spirit.  Litter is the number one violation to our environment.  Please use the bag and dispose of your litter appropriately in the larger trash and recycle bins.  In the village of Tobermory, many of the most visited areas are in residental areas.  On long weekends throughout the summer you may find there are "tomato cage garbage bags" along private property for those water bottles and pop cans that need to be disposed of on long walks.  Every one helps.


With the opportunity to visit the National Parks here on the Peninsula our hope is that you will take the time to marvel at how beautiful and fragile our environment is.  Throughout your travels please remember to "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Respect".

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