The tall limestone cliffs and turquoise water of the Bruce Peninsula provide a variety of recreational opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Credit: Scott Parker
Sharing information on Best Management Practices is an important part of collaboration between the individuals, communities, watershed groups and governmental agencies at work for Lake Huron. Credit: BPBA
Exposed limestone bluffs at Cave Point, Bruce Peninsula.
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
Southern Ontario agriculture along Lake Huron’s southeast shore. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Sand beach and dune complexes are found along the southeastern shores, such as those pictured here near Pinery Provincial Park. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Lake Huron waters support a thriving agricultural sector, particularly in the southeastern portion of the watershed. Credit: Daniel Holm Photography
Volunteers engaged in stream restoration efforts in a Lake Huron tributary. Photo credit: MSIA
Rocky islands of eastern Georgian Bay. Photo credit: Ellen Perschbacher
The St. Marys River flows from Lake Superior to Lake Huron, contributing 8 billion liters/hour to the receiving basin in Lake Huron. Photo credit: Mark Chambers

Mantoulin Island is the world’s largest freshwater island, and spans 2766 km^2. The island contains 108 freshwater lakes and four major river systems, and it is geologically a meeting place for the Niagara escarpment and the Canadian Shield. The island is rich in culture and provides the perfect backdrop for boating, fishing, hiking, biking and many other outdoor recreational pursuits.

The framework has provide nominal support to the award winning Manitoulin Streams initiative. The project is a long-term initiative that will create improved ecosystems in and around these streams located on Manitoulin Island. Recent scientific studies have shown that these streams have been damaged by a variety of land use practices over the past century.

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association is grass roots, a not-for -profit organization that is focused on large-scale, community based efforts to rehabilitate aquatic ecosystems on Manitoulin Island, in central Ontario. We bring the entire community together to do this via joint private and public driven initiatives. Our efforts rehabilitate and enhance water quality and the fisheries resource on Manitoulin Island and Lake Huron which is fed by the streams.

Manitoulin Streams Project Website

Annual Reports

2016 Project Summary Report

2015 Project Summary Report

2014 Project Summary Report