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 conducted zooplankton and algae sampling in 2022 as part of routine Severn Sound open water monitoring to characterize lower food webs, determine nutrient status and examine trends. Samples were collected every 2 weeks from June to mid October at 14 sites across Severn Sound for a total of 10 runs, with additional early and late season runs in the Honey Harbour area. Monitoring activities were highlighted through 5 social media posts. Once taxonomic analyses of the 28 zooplankton and 135 algae samples collected in 2022 are complete, trends will be updated and shared with the community. Information on monitoring programs, including past results as they relate to Remedial Action Plan delisting targets, were shared at 11 public events reaching approximately 6,600 people. As we enter 2023 and the 20th anniversary post-delisting, trends and the current status of Severn Sound will continue to be updated and shared online and at public events.

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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