Great Lakes, ON - Dan Kraus | Great Lakes Guide
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    Great Lakes, ON - Dan Kraus

My watermark is from the Great Lakes.

Like a lot of people growing up in the Great Lakes basin in the 1970’s, I had a great impression that the great Lakes were dirty. I still remember as a kid going to Coronation park in Oakville and being told not to touch the water.

It wasn’t until much later in life that I had an opportunity to work at Point Peelee National Park, that I came to see waters that were clean and full of fish that. I came to realize that the Great Lakes where I live is an ecosystem that is as special and wondrous as anything that we have on the planet.

For the future, I hope to see more appreciation for the Great Lakes, and how special they are. In addition, I hope to see protection and restoration of the habitats we have.

Lake Erie, ON


Contributed By
Dan Kraus

Collected By
Melanie Edmond

Watermarks are true stories about you and your connection to a body of water. By archiving your story, you add to a living record of our shared water heritage, protecting these waters for generations to come. So tell us: What is your watermark?