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

Monarchs & Milkweed: Creating Community Pollinator Gardens

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GBBR has created fourteen community and school yard pollinator gardens along eastern Georgian Bay since 2016 (locations include Britt, Carling, Humphrey, McKellar, Honey Harbour, Port Severn, Mactier, Parry Sound, Magnetawan FN, Shawanaga FN, Wasauksing FN, and Moose Deer FN).

Each garden serves as an educational resource for classrooms, municipalities, community groups, residents and seasonal visitors, as well as a native plant garden supporting the habitat needs of the endangered Monarch and other pollinators. This project builds on GBBR’s 10-year history of species-at-risk stewardship-engagement projects. It also provides the opportunity for people to participate in citizen science programs, further assisting Monarchs, and to participate and witness the beauty and simplicity of gardening with native plant species.

Nearest city or town: Parry Sound
Project start date: September 1, 2016

Project focus: Education / Outreach
Project contact: Delaina Arnold

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