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 – Recognizing Excellence in Beach Stewardship

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Lake Huron's beach-dune ecosystems are fragile and rare, making up only a small percentage of the shoreline. Vegetation on dunes helps keep sand in place, preventing sand from being lost from the beach through wind erosion. Healthy dunes can also help improve water quality, and protect properties from damage and flooding during times of high water levels.

Green Ribbon Champions are coastal stewards committed to the protection of the Great Lakes, and are recognized for their efforts to protect and restore our coastal ecosystems. Through a series of workshops, site visits, and restoration events, residents of 3 municipalities are learning to prepare stewardship plans for their property and how to implement dune restoration on their own waterfront. We have been working with shoreline residents and groups of volunteers to restore Lake Huron's beaches, helping to protect the rare species that rely on healthy dune environments to survive.

Nearest city or town: Point Clark, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores
Project start date: July 1, 2019

Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Erinn Lawrie

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