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

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Delisting of Severn Sound with Education and Lower Food Web Monitoring

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SSEA sampled zooplankton & algae in 2022 as part of Severn Sound monitoring to characterize lower food webs, determine nutrient status & examine trends. Samples were collected biweekly from Jun-mid Oct at 14 sites across the Sound. Once analyses of the 28 zooplankton & 135 algae samples are complete, trends will be updated & shared with the community & at the 2023 IAGLR conference. Monitoring activities were highlighted through 5 social media posts. Information on monitoring, including past results relative to Remedial Action Plan delisting targets, were shared at 12 events reaching approx. 6720 people. The post-delisting 20th anniversary, trends & the status of Severn Sound was highlighted at an annual Partner Reception, & updates were made to SSEA’s website. Reporting efforts are ongoing through external project funding & will continue to be updated & shared online, at public events & through partnerships with Tourism Simcoe County & Georgian Bay Biosphere’s State of the Bay report.

Nearest city or town: Towns of Midland, Penetanguishene, Townships of Tiny, Tay, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Severn & Georgian Bay
Project start date: May 24, 2022

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Aisha Chiandet

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