The Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has released the Minister’s Annual Report on Lake Simcoe, 2017.
This is Ontario’s sixth report on Lake Simcoe detailing the continuing progress that is being made in implementing the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.
The ministry says the report highlights some of its key accomplishments in 2017 including:
- · providing a testing location for the George Barley Water Prize, an international competition to develop technologies to remove and recover phosphorus from fresh water bodies;
- · conceptualizing a model to estimate phosphorus levels using satellite imagery;
- · developing an online tool to help developers install Low Impact Development features;
- · researching the major groundwater recharge and discharge functions in Lake Simcoe;
- · developing a Sediment and Erosion Control Program for construction operations;
- · educating ice anglers to help prevent the spread of invasive species;
- · completing a two-year initiative to assess the farmers’ willingness to adopt nutrient management and other on-farm projects to use water and energy more sustainably.
The report also includes the advice that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks received from the Lake Simcoe Coordinating and Lake Simcoe Science Committees.
To view the report, follow this link:
News release from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
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