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

Central Algoma – Improving Water Quality in the North Channel of Lake Huron

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The Central Algoma Freshwater Coalition was established to address concerns about algal blooms. The cause of the blooms was identified primarily as nutrient pollution. Best practices were circulated within the watershed management plans. Sociology studies indicated that once a problem is identified and solutions are known, people are still unlikely to take action as there is a mental disconnect between knowing and acting on problems. The missing link was identified as getting the community discussing in coffee shops the issue and the community collectively changing its culture related to the environment. Five posters and three maps were developed related to nutrient pollution. We teamed up with a MNRF Grant and were able to add a A Guide to Sustainable living in Algoma, a sixteen page booklet. In addition to the public meeting we were able to display posters at a municipal work shop and other CAFC events. Local and national media picked up our press release.

Nearest city or town: Bruce Mines, Ontario
Project start date: September 1, 2017
End date: February 28, 2018

Project focus: Education
Project contact: Chuck Miller, CAFC President

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