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

Main Bayfield producers take part in peer-to-peer learning

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Thanks to the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation and the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Main Bayfield watershed producers were able to take part in several peer-to-peer learning opportunities. The annual Cover Crop Workshop returned in January with local producers sharing both their success and challenges. A pop-up tour in April at the Huronview Demonstration Farm allowed producers to have a look at overwintered cover crops, hear about rye termination strategies, and discuss considerations for planting green. With this in mind, soybeans were successfully planted directly into a lush cover crop at Huronview in early June using a roller crimper and strip-tilling. In the fall, members of the Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association began to investigate the feasibility of planting a late-season rye cover crop after grain corn, which will carry through to 2023.

Nearest city or town: Clinton, Ontario
Project start date: July 1, 2011

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Hope Brock

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