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

Healthy Lake Huron 2021 Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Water Quality and Ecosystem Health (COA)

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Healthy Lake Huron is a multi-year collaborative effort has enabled the five Conservation Authorities (CAs) with watersheds which drain the southeast shoreline of Lake Huron to share strategic watershed approaches. In 2021, OMAFRA funded a project to complete mapping and prioritize strategies that will enhance the uptake of best practices to reduce erosion and downstream sediment deposition and nutrient enrichment.

Key Project Outcomes
1) MVCA completed a watershed plan for the Eighteen Mile Creek Subwatershed
2) GSCA created a watershed strategy for the Tara Creek Subwatershed
3) Erosion potential was mapped for the entire Healthy Lake Huron jurisdiction
4) The relationship between erosion potential areas and Municipal Drain Cleanouts was also investigated.

Future research to expand and develop the relationship between soil erosion, municipal drains and Rural Green Infrastructure is recommended.

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

Project focus: Monitoring / Research
Project contact: Nina Sampson

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