Great Lakes freshwater dune systems are among some of the most rare and fragile ecological features in North America. Lake Huron’s dunes are found along a small fraction of the lake’s shoreline, yet these are the areas of the lakeshore that attract thousands of people each summer, placing them under great pressure. Healthy intact dunes provide a range of benefits for coastal communities, including shore protection, water purification, sand management, protection from wind erosion and flooding, habitat for wildlife, and carbon storage. Green Ribbon Champion (GRC) is a restoration and stewardship program providing support, resources and advice to Lake Huron shoreline residents to help them restore their beach-dune ecosystem, and recognizes and rewards landowners that have made exceptional contributions to the health of the shoreline.
Nearest city or town: Point Clark, Kincardine, Saugeen Shores
Project start date: July 1, 2020
Project focus: Education / Outreach
Project contact: Erinn Lawrie