Berkley fish habitats placed in Georgian Bay

Ontario's Georgian Bay Bassmasters helped the First Wye Marsh Scouts earn their World Conservation badges by placing fish habitats in Georgian Bay.

The 20 Berkley habitats, which the group purchased at a discount thanks to Chris Hockley at Pure Fishing, were assembled and then placed in no less than 20 feet of water.

"We attended one of their meetings and practiced putting together three of the habitats," explained Janice Ferris. "The following weekend, we finished assembling the other 17 habitats and placed all of them. We received many compliments and words of thanks from the public who stopped to see what we were doing."

The two Georgian Bay members donated 14 man-hours of their time to complete the project. All the participants then celebrated with a barbecue.

"The scouts also were awarded their World Conservation badges!" added Ferris.

The scouts also participated in a learning activity to earn the badge.


This article is part of the Habitat Improvement segment of the larger report, 2011 Annual Achievements in B.A.S.S. Conservation.