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

Over 100! Healthy Headwater Wetlands

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Wetlands are beautiful! Wetlands provide recreation to skate, canoe, swim, watch birds, turtles, frogs, fish and dragonflies and allow us to recharge! In 2022, the Healthy Headwater Wetland Program reached a 100 wetland milestone! We have restored 117 wetlands (more than 270 acres), since 2008.

Thanks to you! who:
1) value wetlands;
2) conserve natural areas, woodlots, wet areas, grasslands, on your property; and
3) restore lost or degraded wet areas

Upstream actions to restore wetlands and plant native vegetation improves downstream communities by reducing costs due to flooding or erosion, improving water quality and improving habitat for fish and other wildlife. In 2022, landowners in our watershed restored more wetlands than in other years. Landowners restored 19 wetlands, one tallgrass prairie and planted 3,784 native plants! We restored 14 acres of wetlands.

Nearest city or town: Ailsa Craig
Project start date: April 6, 2022
End date: December 12, 2022

Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Angela Van Niekerk

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