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

Grey Sauble Conservation completes Watershed Plan

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In 2021, Grey Sauble Conservation Authority (GSCA) joined the Healthy Lake Huron Initiative and completed a subwatershed plan for the Tara Creek Subwatershed, including a Soil Water Environmental Enhancement Plan (SWEEP). This study helped GSCA connect with local landowners and beef producers and understand their needs, values and what best management practices (BMPs) would be most beneficial to them. Producers in the GSCA indicated they would like to implement stewardship projects related to alternative water systems indicating the group values water quality. The Watershed Plan indicated that land use was changing in the Tara Creek Subwatershed as more producers move from beef production to cash cropping.
GSCA is looking forward to highlighting and promoting local champions and has established an Agricultural Advisory Committee to build relationships with local farmers and agricultural groups.

Nearest city or town: Owen Sound
Project start date: January 11, 2021
End date: December 31, 2021

Project focus: Monitoring / Research
Project contact: Mike Fry

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