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

Little Beaver River Trout spawning and habitat restoration

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One of the many on stream/river projects currently under way with the Beaver River Watershed Initiative is the Little Beaver River. In 2016-17 BRWI received a number of member inquires about the health of the Little Beaver River in Thornbury. In response to this and having received funding from the the Lake Huron Georgian Bay Community Action Initiative as well as funding from the town of Blue Mountains, BRWI has been able to do on stream restoration work on one stretch of the river, water quality testing, and temperature measurements on 6 sections of the river from April to November 2019, and as of Sept 2020 we just finished electrofishing a eight site presence/absence community survey of fish species in the Little Beaver River. Given the results of our studies and the electrofishing, the next steps on rehabilitation of the Little Beaver River is that we (BRWI) recommend the installation of a Fish Culvert (similar to a fish ladder) on the river.

Nearest city or town: Thornbury
Project start date: August 24, 2018

Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Bradley Mulligan, Andy McKee, Project Co Chairs, Beaver River Watershed Initiative

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