Become a Lake Erie Guardian!

In partnership with Canadian Freshwater Alliance, Water Rangers is recruiting individuals, families, households, and community groups to become Lake Erie Guardians in summer 2021. This program is generously supported by the Government of Ontario’s Great Lakes Local Action Fund.

Questions about the program?

If you have any questions about the program, or if you’re not sure whether you’re eligible, contact us!

Lake Erie Guardians will be in charge of testing the water at a nearby lake, river, or stream in the Lake Erie Watershed (doesn’t have to be Lake Erie itself) on the last weekend of every month from May to November.

This program is free to take part in and doesn’t require you to have any experience with water testing or science whatsoever! We’ll provide you with all necessary supplies, training, and support along the way. 

In addition to monthly water monitoring, you’ll also get to take part in activities like: 

  • Shoreline clean-ups
  • Identifying and removing invasive species 
  • Capturing photos of wildlife as part of a scavenger hunt 
  • Spreading wildflower seeds 
  • Plant native trees and shrubs that we provide

And more! 

Depending on where you decide to test, water testing should take no more than one hour per month. We have a feeling you’ll want to spend more time by the water once you’re there, however! 

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please fill out the following application form by Monday, April 5th, 2021, at 11:59pm EST.