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Canadian Wildlife - - OUTDOORS -

WHAT IS YOUR PLAS­TIC FOOT­PRINT?

Did you know that nearly 80 per cent of ocean pol­lu­tion is caused by hu­man ac­tiv­ity on land? When all our bot­tle caps, plas­tic-wrap pieces and sham­poo bot­tles make their way into our water­ways, they pol­lute the habi­tat of thou­sands of species. And that’s a bad thing for wildlife — an­i­mals like the bel­uga, the leatherback sea turtle and the Steller sea lion. This year for Rivers to Oceans Week, June 8 to 14, the CWF is chal­leng­ing Cana­di­ans to make some house­hold changes to re­duce their plas­tic foot­print. Learn more at River­stooceans.ca.

CHECK YOUR MAIL­BOX—THERE COULD “BEE” SOME­THING SPE­CIAL THERE

Canada’s pol­li­na­tors play a crit­i­cal role in our well-be­ing. We rely on th­ese small crea­tures to make sure we have food on the ta­ble, an ac­tive econ­omy and, of course, a healthy ecosys­tem. But sadly, they are at risk be­cause of de­clines in the di­ver­sity of flow­er­ing plants, the wide­spread use of pes­ti­cides and cli­mate change. CWF is ask­ing Cana­di­ans like you to help them out. Check your mail­box for a per­son­al­ized, pol­li­na­tor-themed notepad and ad­dress la­bel pack­age. Be one of the first 50 to do­nate $50 or more, and you can opt to re­ceive an ex­clu­sive pol­li­na­tors kit, which in­cludes a hum­ming­bird feeder, na­tive plant seed, a gar­den­ing plan­ner and brochure, and a mi­cro-spade and fork set from Lee Val­ley Tools.

HAVE A GREEN THUMB? PICK UP A CWF POL­LI­NA­TOR PLANT COL­LEC­TION

Want to at­tract more pol­li­na­tors to your gar­den? Plant us­ing the CWF pol­li­na­tor plant col­lec­tion from Medal­lion Plants. Each of the five dis­tinct plant col­lec­tions is tai­lored to pro­vide a feast for bees, but­ter­flies and song­birds. Buy yours this spring and help sup­port CWF pol­li­na­tor pro­grams. For a full list of na­tional re­tail­ers, visit Cana­di­an­wildlifefed­er­a­tion.ca/pol­li­na­tors.

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