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Microplastics threaten Great Lakes

(Posted: 2017-04-07)  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.
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Rain Gardens for home owners

(Posted: 2017-03-27)  Bayfield and area residents learn about rain gardens at workshop for homeowners
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Canada, Ontario work to keep microplastics out of lakes

(Posted: 2016-09-12)  Help keep microplastics out of Lake Huron through stormwater management
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Faulty septic systems

(Posted: 2016-09-05)  Hazardous to your health, the environment and your wallet
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Rented farmland: Who's implementing best management practices?

(Posted: 2016-08-29)  Important for landowners, farm renters to plan for best management practices; Increased amount of rented farmland makes it important to discuss BMPs
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Protect water quality, plant rain gardens

(Posted: 2016-08-22)  Main Bayfield Watershed, Bluewater Beach Committee engage people in creation of local rain gardens
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Improving Pine River one project at a time!

(Posted: 2016-08-15)  The Pine River Watershed Initiative Network has completed many environmental projects.
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Lake Huron plays important role for Historic Saugeen Métis

(Posted: 2016-08-08)  Traditional knowledge can help work to sustain land, water for future generations
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Project to reduce phosphorus loss, measure reductions

(Posted: 2016-08-01)  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
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Kettle and Stony Point First Nation controlling Phragmites

(Posted: 2016-07-25)  Species returning as invasive reed is managed
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Dude, Where's My Beach?

(Posted: 2016-07-18)  Lake water levels changed from low to high, showing how levels change unpredictably
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Beach water quality can change with weather

(Posted: 2016-07-11)  Find out about E. coli, beach conditions before deciding where, when to swim
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Cover crops reduce loss of topsoil, nutrients

(Posted: 2016-07-04)  Healthy soil benefits food production, water quality
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Reducing erosion, promoting soil health benefits

(Posted: 2016-06-30)  Farming practices have evolved to stop erosion by wind and water, promote soil health, and prevent soil degradation.
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The Importance of Reducing Phosphorus Discharge

(Posted: 2016-06-13)  What Lake Huron can learn from Lake Erie.
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Lake Huron communities help to clean up shoreline

(Posted: 2016-06-06)  Each year, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) hosts a shoreline cleanup at Centre Ipperwash Beach.

Lake Huron project highlighted in provincial report

(Posted: 2015-12-01)  Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA), Healthy Lake Huron: Clean Water, Clean Beaches developed new rural stormwater management modeling technology; Project featured in new Showcasing Water Innovation Final Report released by Province of Ontario
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Applications Now Open to Local Environmental Stewards

(Posted: 2015-08-27)  Ontario is calling on community groups to help protect, restore and enhance the Great Lakes by applying for a Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund grant.
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Communities lend a helping hand in Lambton Shores

(Posted: 2015-05-11)  St. Clair Region Conservation Authority (SCRCA) staff have been busy over the last year meeting with landowners to discuss opportunities to further a healthy Lake Huron. It is clear that Lambton Shores residents want to improve water quality to ensure th
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Piping Plover recovery on Huron

(Posted: 2015-05-11)  Piping Plover is an endangered species that nests on beaches in the Great Lakes. Threats to the species include habitat destruction, human disturbance and predation. Provincial and federal agencies strive to manage the threats that persist on the breedin
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Feature Article

Jennifer Pate
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.
Friday, April 7, 2017

 

 

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