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

Green Ribbon Champion (GRC) Beach-Dune Restoration Project

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The GRC program connects coastal communities to rebuild degraded beaches along the Lake Huron shoreline and recognizes lakefront landowners for their stewardship efforts. The Lake Huron Coastal Centre staff conduct beach-dune assessments, develop unique restoration plans, and provide support for each GRC participant to remove invasive plants, install snow fencing and educational signage, and plant native wildflowers and grasses on their property. This year, Boiler Beach residents and more than 75 volunteers participated in a series of webinars and workshops to restore 3.5 kms of shoreline in Huron-Kinloss by planting 850 shrubs and trees. The simple and cost-effective methods used in the GRC program help reinforce the shoreline, reducing property damage due to erosion and flooding during high water level events, protect local water quality, and provide the food and shelter necessary for many species-at-risk, like the Piping Plover, that rely on Lake Huron’s healthy and intact beaches.

Nearest city or town: Point Clark, Kincardine, and Saugeen Shores
Project start date: May 1, 2022
End date: November 1, 2022

Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Holly Westbrook

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