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  • Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program returns

    The Species at Risk Farm Incentive Program (SARFIP) is back for 2018. Eligible best management practices and projects encompass activities around croplands, grasslands, shorelines, stream banks, wetlands, and woodlands.
    Posted: Friday, May 11, 2018


  • Thousands of water quality projects in Huron

    Huron County landowners and community groups have, with support of Huron Clean Water Project, completed close to 2,700 protects to protect local water quality. The value of the projects is more than $10 million. That's good for water and the economy.
    Posted: Wednesday, May 2, 2018


  • Volunteers keep thousands of items out of lake

    More than 175 volunteers collected 1,072 pounds of trash, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from the Main Beach in Goderich and the banks of the Maitland River.
    Posted: Friday, April 27, 2018


  • Be aware of erosion, bluff stability

    Lake levels are the highest they have been in years. These higher-than-average lake levels, combined with rain, high winds and wave action lead to erosion at the base of the bluffs and an increase in gully erosion in some areas.
    Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018


  • Lake Huron water levels above average

    A March 2018 Monthly Water Level Bulletin, from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada, said water levels in the Great Lakes are above the long-term average for this time of year and above the level of Chart Datum.
    Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018


  • This Earth Day, reduce plastic pollution

    Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, 2018.
    Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018


  • Rain gardens are helping to protect Lake Huron

    There has been considerable interest in rain gardens since demonstration gardens went in at Pioneer Park in Bayfield, said Hope Brock, Healthy Watersheds Technician with Ausable Bayfield Conservation.
    Posted: Wednesday, February 14, 2018


  • When it seems there is no land left for trees ...

    Landowners plant tens of thousands of trees locally; Funding may be available to help cover some of the costs.
    Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018


  • Beach cleanup honoured mother's son

    Brandon Lemieux loved to walk along the beach and he helped to keep the beach clean. He passed away on September 16, 2016. Brandon's mother, Susan, wished to honour her son's memory.
    Posted: Friday, September 22, 2017


  • Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Lambton Shores

    Volunteers combed about 2.5 kilometres (km) of the beach and volunteers collected and removed nearly 10 kilograms (kg) of garbage.
    Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017


  • Importance of protecting dunes, soil shared

    The importance of protecting dunes and soil health was shared by two knowledgeable presenters at Dunes and Gardens Workshop.
    Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017


  • New mobile-friendly website; new YouTube channel

    The Healthy Lake Huron: Clean Water, Clean Beaches Partnership is now providing regular news updates digitally. The Partnership has also added a new YouTube channel and Labour Day weekend, 2017 we launched an upgraded new, mobile-friendly website
    Posted: Saturday, September 2, 2017


  • Phragmites Spading Day

    Ipperwash Beach and Dunes Phragmites Spading Day. The team spent 6 hours removing Phragmites and white sweet clover from the dunes along a 2.7 km stretch between West Ipperwash Road and Army Camp Road in Lambton Shores.
    Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017


  • Cover Crops Doing Well in Huron County

    Second year of Huron County Clean Water Project's cover crops incentive category surpasses surprising success of first year
    Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2017


  • Rural Septic Systems

    Faulty septic systems are hazardous to your health, the environment...and your wallet.
    Posted: Saturday, July 8, 2017


  • Microplastics threaten Great Lakes

    Geographer, filmmaker, and Great Lakes sampling project co-leader provides warning about harmful microplastics but offers examples of people stepping forward to clean up Great Lakes.
    Posted: Friday, April 7, 2017


  • Rain Gardens for home owners

    Bayfield and area residents learn about rain gardens at workshop for homeowners
    Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017


  • Canada, Ontario work to keep microplastics out of lakes

    Help keep microplastics out of Lake Huron through stormwater management
    Posted: Monday, September 12, 2016


  • Faulty septic systems

    Hazardous to your health, the environment and your wallet
    Posted: Monday, September 5, 2016


  • Rented farmland: Who's implementing best management practices?

    Important for landowners, farm renters to plan for best management practices; Increased amount of rented farmland makes it important to discuss BMPs
    Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016


  • Protect water quality, plant rain gardens

    Main Bayfield Watershed, Bluewater Beach Committee engage people in creation of local rain gardens
    Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016


  • Improving Pine River one project at a time!

    The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network has completed many environmental projects.
    Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016


  • Lake Huron plays important role for Historic Saugeen Métis

    Traditional knowledge can help work to sustain land, water for future generations
    Posted: Monday, August 8, 2016


  • Project to reduce phosphorus loss, measure reductions

    Huron subwatersheds chosen for OSCIA Great Lakes Agricultural Stewardship Initiative project to measure improvements in soil health, water quality, evaluate effectiveness of focused agricultural stewardship
    Posted: Monday, August 1, 2016


  • Kettle and Stony Point First Nation controlling Phragmites

    Species returning as invasive reed is managed
    Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016


  • Dude, Where's My Beach?

    Lake water levels changed from low to high, showing how levels change unpredictably
    Posted: Monday, July 18, 2016





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