Remember the story about King Midas? He wished everything he touched would turn to gold. Then he sat down at a banquet and his food turned to gold, his goblet of water turned to gold--he then understood his mistake. Water is life itself. We can't drink gold.
Like King Midas, we should never sell our water for money. It belongs in the commons. It belongs to the eight states and two provinces--the bottom lands under the waters as well as the shores, tributaries and groundwater that feed the Great Lakes. By selling this water, the Great Lakes will shrink and their species will die.
Only 1% of this water is replenished by rain and snow.
The Dynamic Great Lakes is a primer about the Great Lakes system and its species.
The Bruce Peninsula in Canada is a fascinating place for boating, fishing or hiking. Wind and waves have eroded the sandstone into sentinals such as the one pictured. It is part of the Niagara escarpment. The Door Peninsula in Wisconsin is also.
The Bruce hiking trail is beautiful with many views of Georgian Bay.
There are glass bottomed boats that will reveal to you shipwrecks on the bottom of Georgian Bay.