Plastic waste is becoming a huge threat to our lakes and oceans. Every year hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles are thrown away in this community, and many end up in our beautiful lake. At Autumn Indulgence 2018 we raised $71,900 in a special appeal for water refill stations, to encourage the use of refillable bottles instead of plastic. We are now working with the Municipality of Lambton Shores and adjoining municipalities to install 14 water refill stations in the community. The Rotary Club of Grand Bend has adopted a mission statement to combat plastic waste: The Rotary Club of Grand Bend cares about the environment and is committed to the reduction of plastic waste. Our goal is to work towards the elimination of single use plastics in our community.