Lake Erie Challenge

On Aug 24th these athletes are pushing their limits to defend Lake Erie!

Help them raise funds to free Lake Erie from Microplastics, Sewage Pollution, and Toxic Algae Blooms!Two teams of dedicated athletes have been training for months in preparation for the August 24th #LakeErieChallenge, when they will swim and stand-up paddle board across the vast open water distance of 30 km from Long Point to Port Dover. Their goal is to raise awareness and funds to address these serious environmental threats to our Great Lake.

Your donation will go a long way in supporting the Lake Erie Guardians, a Canadian Freshwater Alliance initiative that supports local community members to defend Lake Erie from environmental threats, specifically harmful and nuisance algae blooms, but also microplastics and other pollutants.

Every dollar counts when it comes to shaping a Lake Erie that future generations can be proud of. Will you take on the challenge? Please support these dedicated athletes and Lake Erie defenders!

Last year, four swimmers participated in the 24-hour Swim for Erie at 10 points along Erie's shoreline. This year, athletes will tackle the Eastern end of the lake, moving to the Western end for 2020.

This ambitious crossing, undertaken by #TeamSwim and #TeamSUP from Long Point to Port Dover, will wrap up on the beach at Port Dover on August 24. There will be lots going on during Challenge Day so you, your friends, and your family can be part of the action and show your love for Lake Erie!

Ways to support the athletes and get involved: