Great Lakes get funding

by Steve Galea | August 31, 2021
a breakwall found on Lake Ontario
A Lake Ontario breakwall. (Photo by Meghan Sutherland)

The provincial government announced that it would disburse $1.9 million to 44 community-based projects that are designed to protect and restore the Great Lakes. The funding is part of the new Great Lakes Local Action Fund.

Among the recipients are:

  • ALUS Norfolk, who will work with farmers to restore land throughout Long Point Watershed in Norfolk County to reduce agricultural impacts on Lake Erie.
  • The City of Pickering, in collaboration with 50 community and youth groups, that will clean up litter along the shorelines of Lake Ontario and tributaries.
  • Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association, in partnership with Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, who will work to restore habitat, improve water quality, and clean up the shoreline of Smith Bay Creek, which runs into Lake Huron.
  • The OFAH’s Invading Species Awareness Project, who will work to support and build community capacity to remove invasive species in the Lake Ontario watershed.

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