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