Healthy Communities from the Land to the Lake

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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.

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Partners research water, climate in Parkhill area

Derek Smith (MECP) and Tommy Kokas (ABCA) collect data about the response of water conditions to weather and the landscape.


The research looks at how surface water (such as a creek, river, or lake) and groundwater (water under our feet in aquifers) interact in different seasons.
Erin Gouthro, watershed ecologist for Maitland Conservation, points out a baby tree nursery in woodlot outside Brussels. (Photo copyright The Wingham Advance Times/Midwestern Newspapers)


Forest health faces threats

A study into forest health, in a watershed along Lake Huron's southeast shore, identifies issues and the need for action to manage the forest health.
A photo of buffer in Maitland watersheds.


100 per cent funding for stream buffers

Maitland Conservation can help landowners access 100 per cent funding for buffering watercourses in the Maitland, Nine Mile and Eighteen Mile River watersheds.