Month: September 2013

Nipigon Bay PAC Meeting – October 9th

The Public Advisory Committee to the Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan, or cleanup plan, met on October 9th at Nipigon Hospital. Click the photo above for additional photos of the meeting.
The Public Advisory Committee to the Nipigon Bay Remedial Action Plan, or cleanup plan, met on October 9th at Nipigon Hospital. Click the photo above for additional photos of the meeting. Go directly to the presentations made at the meeting…

Go directly to the agenda and all presentations made at the meeting…

Meeting Objectives:

  • Present update to PAC regarding Nipigon stormwater management scoping study; seek related input from PAC.
  • Present to PAC most current information with regard to status of dynamics of benthic populations; seek related input from PAC.

 

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Thunder Bay Generating Station 50th Anniversary Celebration – September 29th

The Thunder Bay Generating Station is celebrating their 50th Anniversary
The Thunder Bay Generating Station is celebrating its 50th Anniversary on September 29th with food, displays and tours.

Take a tour of the Thunder Bay Generating Station on September 29th between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. A free shuttle bus from the Intercity Mall bus shelter will depart for the generating station every half hour starting at 10:30 a.m. Please wear flat, closed-toe footwear for the tour. Ontario Power Generation will also offer historic videos, displays and models, activities for children and food and entertainment.

 

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State of the Great Lakes – 2011 Highlights

State of the Great Lakes Highlights - 2011
State of the Great Lakes Highlights – 2011 Report
The Great Lakes are a global environmental and economic wonder. Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario contain 84% of North America’s fresh surface water, the source of drinking water for more than 24 million people. Millions of jobs are dependent on Great Lakes basin fisheries, forests, farmland, industry and recreation. Ongoing and emerging problems such as invasive species, chemical contaminants, and climate change impact the Great Lakes ecosystem. An understanding of ecosystem conditions and whether conditions are getting better or worse is necessary to address these problems. Using status and trend assessments, this report summarizes the health of the Great Lakes to answer the question, “How are the Great Lakes doing?”
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Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan Annual Report 2013

Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Annual Report 2013
Click the link below to access the “Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Annual Plan Report 2013.”

Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of Canada and the United States are obligated to protect the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. The Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) is the binational mechanism to establish shared goals, identify threats, take coordinated action and monitor results. READ THE ANNUAL REPORT…

 

 

 

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Pollution in the Great Lakes

Map - Pollution in the Great Lakes
The July/August, 2013 issue of Canadian Geographic magazine includes a map of Great Lakes Pollution.

Canadian Geographic magazine, utilizing research completed by a group of about 20 American and Canadian researchers and environmentalists led by David Allen, a professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, has put together an excellent set of maps illustrating the cumulative impacts of human activity across the Great Lakes. The maps include items ranging from PCBs in sediment through impacts of dams on tributaries, reduced ice cover and nutrients like phosphorous.

Read about the maps in an online Canadian Geographic article. Click on the map in the article to view the maps.

 

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George Creek Habitat Rehabilitation Project – Photos

George Creek Volunteers
Volunteers Amy Godwin, Tom Kleinboeck, James Williams and Frank Edgson work on the George Creek Habitat Rehabilitation Project at Centennial Park in Thunder Bay, August, 2013.

Click on the above photo or click here to view a complete set of photos from before starting the project and right through to North Shore Steelhead Association George Creek Habitat Rehabilitation Project completion. George Creek is a small creek flowing into the Current River at Centennial Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The project was carried out in August, 2013. It is anticipated that over 150m2 of previously altered and unproductive habitat will be restored through the construction and implementation of a natural channel design. This will include the creation of a number of pools and riffles and habitat features to improve nursery areas that were previously destroyed. Click here for a complete project description and rationale, including project partners.

Funding for this project has been secured from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem, the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Fund, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunter Zone B chapter (Thunder Bay District), Hydro One, the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council and North Shore Steelhead Association.

(Considerable stream rehab experience and expertise is being developed in the Thunder Bay/Nipigon Bay area. Click here for July, 2013 pictures of the Kama Creek rehab project on Nipigon Bay. A primary objective of the project was to restore fish passage under the railway crossing the creek, which formerly had a raised, impassable culvert. Fish have now been observed passing upstream from the railway.)

 

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