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