Healthy Communities from the Land to the Lake

There have been a number of cover crop innovations found throughout Huron County over the past few years. Here are a few highlights from 2020.

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

Scott Municipal Drain Restoration Project

Scott family members, at project commemoration (Photo by Cory Bilyea/Midwestern Newspapers)


'This is a legacy that will carry on for generations,' said Huron-Bruce MPP Lisa Thompson during a celebration at the Scott Farm on Nature Centre Road just outside of Belgrave.
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.