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

Cover Crops in the Bayfield River

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Bayfield River watershed producers continue to be interested in planting covers crops. For the second year in a row, producers planted approximately 750 acres of cover crops thanks in part to funds from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and Government of Ontario. Sixty-four percent of these farmers were new applicants to the program. Cover crops benefit both soil health and water quality by reducing the loss of nutrients and topsoil, reducing erosion, and helping to build organic matter in soil. To recognize producers using cover crops and encourage others to think about how they could use cover crops in their operations, producers displayed signs along their field edges declaring ‘We’ve Got it Covered!’. Peer-to-peer learning was supported with a Cover Crop Workshop and local demonstration projects.

Nearest city or town: Clinton
Project start date: January 4, 2021

Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Mari Veliz

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