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

Dunes & Gardens Workshop

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This workshop was co-hosted by St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority in Port Franks in August 2017.
-Don Lobb, P. Ag. (Hon), Director-At-Large for the Soil Conservation Council of Canada spoke of the importance of applying lessons from nature to the farm field and home garden to maintain healthy and productive soils. Healthy garden plants require healthy soils.
-Hannah Cann, Coastal Stewardship Coordinator of the Lake Huron Coastal Centre for Conservation, shared dune conservation practices that lakeshore residents could implement to protect and preserve the Lake Huron shoreline.
It was a great turnout of nearly 40 people. Participants were encouraged to determine their garden's soil health by burying a pair of clean cotton underwear for two months in the summer. What remained of the underwear could indicate their soil health. Little remained? A sign of a healthy soil microbial ecosystem. Quite intact? Consider building soil health.

Nearest city or town: Port Franks
Project start date: August 28, 2017
End date: August 28, 2017

Project focus: Education
Project contact: Jessica Van Zwol

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