How to play:
- Step 1: Register your Watershed Beach Pass.
- Step 2: Visit one (or several) of the awesome beaches in the watershed and do at least 7 of the activities on the pass below.
- Step 3: Let us know by email, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram when you are done using the hashtag #WatershedBeachPass, and be entered into a draw to win a brand new Ottawa Riverkeeper beach towel.
- Bonus: do all 10 activities to earn a bonus entry!
Leave no trash
Use reusable containers and leave no trash behind.
Tag us in a beach selfie
Leave your car at home
Walk, bike, run or take public transit to your beach instead of driving.
Get in the water
Get in the water to at least your waist. Swim, wade, or just splash around!
Thank a lifeguard
Thank a lifeguard for keeping swimmers safe.
Check water quality
Check the water quality at your beach using Swim Guide!
Visit a new beach
Visit a beach you’ve never gone to before by using Swim Guide to find a new one.
Find 5 plants or animals
Spot 5 different animal and/or plant species at one beach!
Send us a beach photo
Send us a photo of the beach you’re visiting; and if there’s not already a photo of it on Swim Guide, this square counts double!
Visit 3 beaches
Summer hat trick: visit three different beaches.
Bonus: Call our Pollution Hotline at 1-888-9KEEPER to report anything strange you see on the river.