Another successful McCrae Lake Clean-up with members from Five Winds and Barrie Canoe Club, Swift Outdoor Centre, and under the direction of the Ministry of Natural Resources, as well as the Township of Georgian Bay making a special trip to pick up the garbage loads.
These twice yearly clean-ups which also include adding/moving thunder boxes, usually take place the Saturday or Sunday after the Victoria Day and Labour Day long weekends.
If you use McCrae Lake for canoeing, hiking/backpacking or winter activities, email the Barrie Canoe Club to see if you can help out. More people are always welcome. There are over 72 campsites on the lake, and not all campsites are reached in a given year.
Unfortunately, these clean-ups are necessary because of the lack of respect by some users. Keeping sites as clean as possible will encourage others not to leave garbage behind, and hopefully pick up some extra trash.
Make a weekend of it; canoe/hike one day and clean-up the other day.