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

Ziigwaan River Stewardship

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In September 2018, GBBR with many community partners, first nations, municipalities, businesses and individuals celebrated the completion of the first phase of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve’s Zigwaan River-Seguin Stewardship project with the unveiling of its butterfly garden.

Prior to the start of the unveiling ceremony, children from Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik School spread milkweed seeds throughout the garden on Great North Road.

“Our river here was very, very sacred to us at one time,” said John Rice of Wasauksing First Nation. “We would gather here in the springtime and in the fall to harvest fish, but also in recent history in the late ’50s and early ’60s a number of people were drowning from our community – my father and uncle being two of them – so what the people remembered at that time is we used to feast this river. So they had a ceremony and they feasted the spirit of this river and the drownings stopped.”

Nearest city or town: Parry Sound
Project start date: September 1, 2018
End date: September 30, 2018

Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Rebecca Pollock

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