The Watermark Project is a community effort to collect and archive true stories about the ways people interact with water. Started by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper in 2015, the Watermark Project aims to collect one story from every Canadian household.
A Watermark is a true story about you and a body of water. Whatever your story may be, your Watermark connects you to a shared water heritage.
A Watermark describes a memory of time spent near water or the way a body of water has shaped your life. Whether spoken, written, filmed, or illustrated, every Watermark has the same four characteristics:
Watermarks are filed in the archive. They create a living record of our powerful connection.
When you archive your Watermark, you help protect your water heritage. Thank you.
We work with a handful of partners who manage the Watermark Project in specific regions. We also train and support an unlimited number of Collectors who gather Watermarks from their communities.
The Watermark Project is an ever-growing tapestry of Canadian water stories that provides a unique window on our way of life.
It is also a powerful tool that will help protect waterbodies in the future. Here's how: