Environment

Members of the SSCA Environment Committee are passionate about the amazing Georgian Bay ecosystem. Our purpose is to educate and raise awareness about the threats to this special region and take action to address them. We are always looking for new members.

Katherine Denune (chair)

2019

Sign up for “Families for Change”: Check out this opportunity to protect our bay environment organized by Georgian Bay Forever. To learn more and register go to https://georgianbayforever.org/f4c/

Phragmites Removal with the GBLT at Sandy Island on August 16th.
SSCA and Lake Partners Program Water Quality Monitoring: Monitoring sites have been expanded this summer to Sans Souci, Iron City, Clear Bay and Port Rawson Bay.  Many thanks to our volunteer water samplers!
Tick Awareness Alert: Deer ticks are more prevalent this Spring. Be sure to do a daily body check for ticks after working in grasses and bush to avoid Lyme disease exposure.
Participate in Citizen Science: Data collection is important to monitor changes in in bird populations, species at risk, invasive plants and water quality. Do your part and participate in these useful projects. Visit www.gbbr.ca, click on Environment and then click on Citizen Science to learn more and help out.
Island Queen Eco Tour – New in 2019: Travel aboard the 40 passenger “Islander” for a hike on Huckleberry Island in the Big Sound, led by Georgian Bay Reserve Naturalists.  Duration: 2.5 hours.  Visit www.islandqueencruise.com to learn more.

 


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