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

Restoration of Headwater Streams for the Protection and Recovery of the Redside Dace (Clinostomus elongatus)

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This project took place to research the species on a local scale, educate communities on the current status of the species and to complete restoration projects within the Saugeen watershed that would ultimately promote the protection and recovery of the endangered minnow.
SVCA staff attended community events in order to spread awareness about the existing habitats within our communities, and the importance of protecting our cold-water stream habitats for species recovery. A cover crop incentive program, tree planting and riparian vegetation planting projects took place for the purpose of mitigating threats through 1)The implementation of agricultural BMPs, 2) Minimizing nutrient loading to our waterways, 3)Reducing soil erosion for the by decreasing the amount of sediment entering the waterways, 4)Promoting cooler water temperatures by improving canopy cover. Approximately 5000 trees and shrubs were planted along Redside Dace habitat. Partners: Trout Unlimited, Stewardship Grey Bruce

Nearest city or town: Southgate
Project start date: March 1, 2018
End date: April 15, 2020

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Brittany Taylor

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