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

State of the Bay

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The State of the Bay report presents information about key ecosystem health indicators along eastern and northern Georgian Bay. Key indicators were selected in the areas of water quality, wetlands, fisheries, and landscape in order to provide a science-based snapshot of conditions from Honey Harbour to Killarney-McGregor Bay. The State of the Bay project aims to summarize existing scientific reports about the Great Lakes, Lake Huron, and Georgian Bay, and bring it down to smaller regions of the Bay, so readers can learn about environmental conditions and trends in their own backyards.

Nearest city or town: Township of Georigan, Township of the Archipelago, Township of Carling, Town of Parry Sound, Unincorporated Township, Township of Killarney
Project start date: June 1, 2013

Project focus: Monitoring & Research
Project contact: David Bywater, Environmental Scientist, Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

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