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

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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

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