Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Rubber Duckie, You're the One!
Have you ever taken part in an idle conversation on how you prefer to bathe? Are you a quick in-an-out of the shower type, or a luxurious tub soaker? One option that’s never offered when that question is posed is whether you like to bathe in the lake, and with good reason. It is wishful thinking to assume that the introduction of bath products to lake water is harmless. Even natural, biodegradable products leave behind elements that were not previously present which, over time, could affect the ecosystem. The scents often present in the soaps, shampoos and lotions we love are also quite an attractant for bugs of all sorts. There is simply no way of knowing how lake bathing may affect the normal behaviour of wildlife and the health of vegetation. Therefore, we ask that you refrain from this practice. That Mother Nature lady has her hands full as it is – let’s not give her more to deal with!