Did you know that saving your wood ash could help lakes in Canada?
Cottage Life reported that many lakes are low in calcium - but the ash could help. "The idea is to take the ash—which is about 30 per cent calcium, along with other nutrients including potassium and phosphorus—and begin sprinkling it in test plots in the region’s maple sugar bushes."
Try sprinkling some of the ash around maple trees on your property to help! Eventually you may be able to take your ash to a waste station so it can be utilized by this project. Cottagers have a lot of campfires - we could really make a difference!