Put librarians in charge of environmental protection???
That’s what a Byrne Creek Streamkeeper said in response to this astounding quotation from the aforementioned article:
“In a single year, the Toronto Public Library levied more fines for overdue books ($2,685,067 in 2009) than the total amount of fines obtained by Environment Canada in more than two decades (1988-2011) of enforcing the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, ostensibly this country’s most important pollution law ($2,466,352).”
In response to this, Paul from the North Shore Wetland Partners Society (NSWPS) has put out a challenge to Lower Mainlanders to find the most polluted streams & ditches that flow into our Sea. He encourages members of all of our communities to compete for the worst water quality by comparing data!
“It is clear there is little to no enforcement out there at any level, so we will need to find & determine the best way to clean up these hotspots ourselves. For those that are interested we will share the how-to’s of our plan & the prize for the best case of negligence in each community is to make it public knowledge.”
To connect with the NSWPS and participate in this ironic & proactive endeavor, follow this link!