Healthy Communities from the Land to the Lake

Did you think Plato was an ancient Greek philosopher? If you did, you would be right. But PLATO is something else as well. It is the Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool for Ontario (PLATO). It is a powerful tool to help you make the best field-scale decisions.

Healthy Communities from the Land to the Lake

Healthy Lake Huron - Clean Water, Clean Beaches is a concerted effort to address nuisance algae concerns and to promote safe and clean beaches and shorelines from Sarnia to Tobermory.

Six key watersheds have been identified as priorities for immediate action.  This group is now working together with local partners to develop and support the implementation of watershed management plans, with specific targeted actions, as well as monitoring and research, for each priority area.

More about who Healthy Lake Huron is

Enjoy Great Lakes through virtual field trips

First Nations share about importance of water in Great Lakes Virtual Field Trips.


How well do you know your Great Lakes? You will understand their importance better through these virtual field trips.
Dr. Justina Ray


Healthy Watersheds, Healthy People, Wildlife

The link between protecting natural areas and preventing pandemics received only modest attention as Canadians struggled with the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). This linkage is really at the heart of the issue, however.
Verifying mapping work in the field.


Mapping of soil erosion by water

Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, can be used to determine which locations are more vulnerable to threats such as flooding or erosion.