The purpose of the Main Bayfield watershed plan is to improve water quality within the Bayfield River, which outlets to Lake Huron in Bayfield, Ontario. Following the key strategies of the Lake Huron-Georgian Bay Framework for Community Action, the Main Bayfield watershed plan builds awareness, supports community involvement, and helps to implement actions to protect and enhance the watershed.
• Water quality monitored at two sites along the Bayfield River.
• Five citizen scientists monitored beach stormwater during the months of June to August.
• 35 students and adults helped plant 500 native plants in a demonstration rain garden at Sloman Park in Clinton.
• Three newsletters sent out to watershed residents.
• 8 berms were installed to hold back water during storm events, 7 fields were planted with a cover crop, 3 rain gardens were installed and there were 4 tree planting projects
• Presentation on rain gardens at the Bayfield Sustainability Summit.
Nearest city or town: Bayfield
Project start date: April 1, 2018
End date: April 1, 2023
Project focus: Education / Outreach
Project contact: Mari Veliz