Keeping Lake Huron Clean - McGuinty Government Working To Protect Lake Huron
Ontario is helping to improve water quality in Lake Huron.
The partnership with Conservation Authorities, health units, and the Counties of Lambton, Huron and Bruce will support three new projects around Lake Huron.
Ontario is making investments to protect and conserve water while building a strong, sustainable future for our agri-food industries and rural communities.
"Ontario farmers have always been excellent stewards of the
land. This investment will help our farmers and our communities
continue to protect Lake Huron and our surrounding water resources
to keep them clean and protect them for generations to come. "
"Moving ahead with actual on the ground projects is critical
to the success of this watershed strategy. This funding will be
used to help construct erosion control berms and create wetlands
in the headwaters this fall. These projects will benefit everyone
"Today is a great day to share information about this grant
as the community celebrates the 40th anniversary of the addition
of the Bayfield River Watershed to the conservation authority's
area of responsibility - this grant from the Province of Ontario
will support practical steps to improve water quality in the Main
Bayfield River Watershed, in partnership with the community, and
support positive actions by landowners."
"The province's funding is a welcome addition to Huron County's Clean Water Project, which funds water quality improvement projects such as erosion control, tree planting, and watercourse protection. The County's program has consistently resulted in a 3-fold investment in the community for every dollar of water protection funding, so this money not only benefits the environment, it also stimulates the local economy."
- Huron County Warden Neil Vincent
For more information:
Melissa Zanette, Minister's Office, 416-326-3071