We are constantly looking to the future of water quality research and monitoring tools, and finding efficient methods to help drive effective management decisions in safeguarding water quality.
1. Revolutionize water quality measurement in Georgian Bay
Georgian Bay Forever, in partnership with three Canadian universities, has acquired the first Canadian Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) which we use to significantly improve Georgian Bay's system of water quality data measurement. We continue to use this resource across several projects and for scientific study that will educate and inform policy-makers.
2. Keep micro-plastics out of Georgian Bay
Our Diver and Capture project focuses on micro-pollutants, the most prolific source of pollution in Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes. Through our long-term studies, we will assess the state of this pollution and help to drive actionable solutions for decreased pollution in Georgian Bay.
3. Continue working with partners and Eastern Georgian Bay communities to educate about key findings in our research
Here are the concluding recommendations as outlined in the final report, Enclosed Bays an Inland Lakes Phosphorus Monitoring Guideline, coordinated by GBBR and Environment Canada.
Townships, ratepayer associations and volunteers should join the Lake Partner Program (LLP) administered by the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Learn more about the LPP and/or register here.
Current LLP sampling locations should continue to be monitored in order to establish long-term records and trends.
New LPP monitoring locations are proposed for eastern Georgian Bay and inland lakes as opportunities to be addressed by townships, ratepayer associations, and volunteers.
We should continue to collaborate with all partners on the Georgian Bay Biosphere’s State of the Bay report. All reports can be found here.