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)


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.


Latest News

GBF - answers for questions asked at the AGM

There were several questions at the AGM that Heather Sargeant, Communications Director, GBF, wanted to make sure she got back to members about. They were essentially around: Questions on the filter for washing machines. (How to get it etc.) (page 1 and 2) Septics are a source of microplastics into ...

GBLT LANDMARK Series - Bird Physiology and Migration with Dr. Chris Guglielmo - August 11 11am-1pm

The GBLT LANDMARK Speaker Series presents leading conservation topics in communities around Georgian Bay. All events are free, and light refreshments will be served. Bird Physiology and Migration with Dr. Chris Guglielmo (Advanced Facility for Avian Research, University of Western Ontario) August 11  ...

Kids' Conservation Quest Thursday July 25th 11-1:30

Kids ages 8-12 will love learning about Georgian Bay's flora and fauna and how to be a good steward of this precious environment. Hosted by Georgian Bay Land Trust

Wreck Island Nature Walk Tuesday July 30th 11am - 1pm

Date change due to rain.  Join naturalists from Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and learn about the state of the Bay and Wreck Island’s natural ecology. We will meet at 11am at the Wreck Island docks.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike. For more information contact: info@gbbr.ca / 705-774-0978 ...

Bay Day Shoreline Clean-up- July 13th . 10am

Volunteer to help divert plastic and waste from entering Georgian Bay.   ...

Kids in the Biosphere

New activity kits are here for 2019 containing wonderful nature and environmental projects.  Kids or grandkids at the cottage? Keep them engaged in the outdoors by signing up your family at  kids@gbbr.ca  or contact Katherine Denune  (kdenune2@gmail.com)  to register and get your one kit/ family.  ...

GBBR Native Plant Sale - Order Deadline May 16th

  Download the Native Plant Sale Order Form here!