December 23, 2015
Mark Mattson - Waterkeeper
Canadian Yachting Presents Mark Mattson - Canada’s Waterkeeper
 
The global water crisis is one of the biggest challenges people face. Yet there is a disconnect between what we say about water – it’s important for survival and economies - and what we do about water – pollute it, give it away.
 
After spending more than 20 years working in the environmental movement, first as a lawyer, then as an organizer, Mattson has identified the six qualities that every water leader shares. He will share those qualities and explain how everyone has the potential to protect a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future.
 
The key to a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future, Mattson argues, begins with you discovering your “watermark”. Watermarks are the stories that describe your personal connection to water. Everyone has one. Every one is unique. They are the only surefire way to inspire the passion and commitment it will take to ensure a clean water future.
 
During his talk, Mattson will touch on some landmark environmental cases from his career, as well as contemporary grassroots water issues.

Read about Mark and Waterkeeper in the February 2016 issue of Canadian Yachting magazine.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Toronto International Boat Show

Click here for all details.
 
About Mark Mattson
 
Mark Mattson is a prominent environmental lawyer who has spent the last decade building a network of successful community-focused environmental organizations across Canada.

As a prosecutor, first for government and then for NGOs, Mark was part of groundbreaking private prosecutions and administrative cases against major industrial polluters.
 
After ten years in the courtroom, Mark began to devote more time to developing institutions that will restore and protect watersheds for generations to come. He founded Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in 2001 and remains the organization’s full-time Waterkeeper and President to this day. Mark’s love of water stems from his childhood summers swimming and fishing on Wolfe Island, near Kingston.
 
About Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
 
Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is a Canadian charity working for a day when every person in our watershed can safely touch the water, when the water is pure enough to drink, and when the lake is clean and wild enough that you could toss in a line anywhere and pull out a fish. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is founded on the belief that it is possible to achieve a swimmable, drinkable, fishable world - all we need is commitment to clean water and the right mix of sound environmental policy, transparent and informed decision-making, public education, and community-building programs.

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