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

Community Engagement/ Water Quality Enhancement and Protection

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In 2017-18, BRWI continued with stream rehabilitation work on three sites. Two on the Beaver River and one on a small urban cold water stream that flows through the village of Carksburg and enters the Beaver River just upstream of the village of Thornbury. BRWI also worked with our partners to undertake a large phragmities removal project on the shore of Georgian Bay near the village of Thornbury, Peasemarsh Conservation Area ( see attached article).
The stream rehabilitation projects focused on increasing natural bed-load movement and enhancing natural sinuousity to promote the creation of pools and riffles. This included removal of flow restricting blown down trees and unnatural woody debris jams. Some of the removed wood and trees were used to create fish habitat structures such as lunker structures and wing deflectors. These projects had very positive outcomes and served to engage to local community and heighten awareness our mission.

Nearest city or town: Clarksburg
Project start date: April 1, 2017
End date: March 31, 2018

Project focus: Stewardship
Project contact: Andy McKee

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