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

Phragmites Management- L Lake, Port Franks

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The Lambton Shores Phragmites Community Group has initiated an important wetland restoration project in Port Franks at a section of L Lake. This unique Area of Natural and Scientific Interest is home to a spectacular array of species found collectively nowhere else in Canada, many of them are at risk. It is a vital part of a rare Oak Savanna ecosystem. Work began in 2019 with manual cutting and Truxor work. The Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority treated cells of Phragmites on land in the fall. This summer, a second community volunteer event was held to aid with the removal of dead stalks and cutting to drown emergent stalks. The key planned activities for this project focused on control through"Cutting to Drown" a method developed by the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre, a non-profit entity established by wetland ecologist Dr. Janice Gilbert. This method involves a manual cutting crew as well as mechanical cutting using an amphibious Truxor, stihl saws and spading.

Nearest city or town: Grand Bend, ON
Project start date: July 10, 2019

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Nancy Vidler

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