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

Georgian Bay Water Festival

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Each May, over one hundred Grade 4, 5 and 6 students from area schools attend the Georgian Bay Water Festival at Killbear Provincial Park. Local elementary schools participate in the festival on a rotating basis, with more than 1,500 students attending the water festival since 2007. The event depends the leadership of 35 to 40 Parry Sound High School volunteers.

The Festival brings students together to spend a fun, educational day learning about water ecology and conservation, including local issues such as invasive species and water pollution. The activities help students become more aware of how water is used in their home, classroom and community. Killbear Provincial Park staff lead a biology station where students learn about algae, plants and invertebrates in the food chain and can observe them in an aquarium. Then kids use nets to collect underwater creatures like water beetles, minnows, and dragonfly larvae.

Nearest city or town: Carling Township
Project start date: May 1, 2008

Project focus: Education / Outreach
Project contact: Delaina Arnold

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