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

Ausable Bayfield Healthy Headwaters Wetlands Initiative

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The wetland program assists landowners in restoring or creating wetland habitat, through excavation, berms, and erosion control structures, planting native plants in wet areas for buffers, as well as provides educational opportunities for youth and communities. Wetlands provide storage for storm water events as area for surface water to infiltrate and be filtered, reducing surface runoff. This improves water quality and quantity in the Ausable and Bayfield Rivers which outlet into Lake Huron. In 2017, three wetland restoration projects were completed restoring one hectare to wetlands and planting 11 ha with over 17,000 trees and wetland plants around wetlands and creeks. A turtle nesting site was constructed to provide nesting habitat for turtles and was used by several snapping turtles. A rain garden was created in Clinton at the Sloman Park. The community planted 500 wetland plants to filter surface runoff from the neighbouring residential street.

Nearest city or town: Ailsa Craig and Clinton
Project start date: April 1, 2017
End date: March 31, 2018

Project focus: Stewardship
Project contact: Angela Van Niekerk

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