Round 1 Projects by Region - Announced July 2008

Watershed-wide Projects

Project Name: Lake Simcoe Basin BMP Inventory

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved developing a detailed inventory of best management practice opportunities within three key areas of the Lake Simcoe basin.


Project Name: Management and Control of Atmospheric Sources of Phosphorus to Lake Simcoe

Project Proponent: University of Guelph

Description: This project involves undertaking a study whose main goals are to develop more accurate methods and estimates of the atmospheric deposition of phosphorous into Lake Simcoe, to quantify the contribution of local sources of atmospheric phosphorous, and to assess the cost-effectiveness of options for management and control of these local pollution sources.


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Lake-wide Projects

Project Name: Lake Simcoe Near-shore Monitoring Program

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This program collected the information required to better understand, evaluate, manage, and potentially predict impacts or improvements in the nearshore zone.


Project Name: Lake Simcoe Pelagic-Benthic Coupling and Near-shore Production Processes

Project Proponent: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Description: The goal of this project is to improve understanding about the recently invading zebra mussels and on the way in which phosphorus and particulate organic matter is processed and distributed once it enters the lake.


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Projects Near Aurora

Project Name: Highland Gate Habitat Improvement Project

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project enhanced the watercourse by retrofitting two of the online ponds and by applying golf course best management practices to improve fish habitat and water quality.


Project Name: Lake Simcoe Storm Water Protection Program

Project Proponent: Windfall Ecology Centre

Description: This program offers simple solutions for property owners to help them reduce the amount of runoff flowing into Lake Simcoe.


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Projects Near Barrie

Project Name: Hotchkiss Creek Outlet to Kempenfelt Bay

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved stabilizing creek banks, planting native trees and shrubs, installing five fish habitat structures, and creating passive viewing areas for park users.


Project Name: Kidd's Creek Erosion Control Measures at Cundles Road

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: The goal of this project was to enhance aquatic habitat, improve the quality of storm runoff that drains from Kidd's Creek into Lake Simcoe, and stabilize the creek banks and roadside slope.


Project Name: Sophia Creek Erosion Control and Bank Stabilization from St. Vincent Street to Lay Street

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved removing silt from upstream of St. Vincent Street to Lay Street, as well as at the Grove Street East culvert crossing.


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Projects Near Beaverton

Project Name: Beaver River Erosion and Habitat Creation

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project created new habitat to arrest an ongoing erosion problem along 60 metres of riverbank.


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Projects Near Brock Township

Project Name: Gordon Drain Manure Storage Management

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project created a new manure storage unit to reduce phosphorus release into the Lake Simcoe watershed.


Project Name: Talbot River Erosion and Habitat Creation

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: The Talbot River is a very important walleye spawning river within the Lake Simcoe watershed. This project involved creating new fish habitat.


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Projects Near the East Holland Watershed

Project Name: Phosphorous Efficient Agriculture for Lake Simcoe Watersheds

Project Proponent: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Description: This project encourages corn producers to reduce phosphorous sources associated with corn production by using best tillage practices and phosphorous fertilizer application methods.


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Projects Near Georgina

Project Name: Loretto Maryholme Shoreline Restoration

Project Proponent: Loretto Maryholme

Description: This project involved restoring shoreline erosion through the use of bioengineering techniques to slow slope retreat, increase vegetative cover, control surface water runoff and reduce the amount of sediment deposited into Lake Simcoe.


Project Name: Walter Drive Erosion Control Project

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved restoring 163 metres of creek bank and lakeshore using bioengineering techniques to enhance fish habitat and reduce sediment and nutrient loads from stormwater runoff.


Project Name: Zephyr Creek and Tributaries Habitat Restoration/Water Quality Improvement Project

Project Proponent: The Zephyr Society of Lake Simcoe

Description: This project involved improving natural wetland and woodland tributaries by installing 2.5km of livestock fencing, naturalizing creek-side habitat, and establishing strategies to prevent stream erosion.


Project Name: Roches Point Eco Park Project

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved naturalizing an urban street, creating new fish habitat, and improving water circulation by re-shaping an old solid pier.


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Projects Near Holland Landing

Project Name: Holland Landing Riparian Pilot Project

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project created 1785 m2 of riparian habitat along the West Holland River to reduce sedimentation and phosphorus inputs into the watercourse.


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Projects Near Kawartha Lakes

Project Name: McGee Creek Fencing Project

Project Proponent: The Couchiching Conservancy

Description: This project involved fencing 3,686 metres of the creek and wetlands to protect these areas.


Project Name: Portage Road Manure Storage and Management

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved constructing a new manure storage structure to reduce runoff from the stored manure and protect water sources.


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Projects Near Kawartha Lakes

Project Name: Keswick Stormwater Management Study

Project Proponent: Town of Georgina

Description: This project involves preparing preliminary designs for measures to reduce phosphorous loadings.


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Projects Near the Maskinonge River Watershed

Project Name: Maskinonge River Adopt-a-Watershed Project

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved developing a stewardship plan through community outreach, landowner surveys, an issues inventory, science analysis, and community consultation.


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Projects Near Newmarket

Project Name: Bogart Creek Bank Stabilization Projects

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: These projects stabilized the banks by using bioengineering techniques such as installing river stone at the base of banks and conducting native plantings along the banks.


Project Name: Eastern Creek Bank Stabilization Project Southlake Regional Health Centre

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project stabilized the creek banks by using bioengineering techniques such as installing river stone along the toe and conducting native plantings along the banks and riparian area.


Project Name: Storm Water Retrofit Using New Technology

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved retrofitting an existing Storm Water Pond by installing a sediment forebay and using Red Sand Filter Technology to increase overall phosphorus uptake.


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Projects Near Orillia

Project Name: Kitchener Park Naturalization Project

Project Proponent: City of Orillia

Description: This project involved stabilizing and naturalizing 350 metres of park shoreline to discourage geese from feeding in the park and to reduce the amount of nutrients flowing into Lake Simcoe.


Project Name: Wastewater Treatment Centre Effluent Nutrient Control

Project Proponent: City of Orillia

Description: This study provided a complete review of the management options for the control and further reduction of nutrients in Orillia's Wastewater Treatment Centre effluent.


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Projects Near Ramara Township

Project Name: Lagoon City Shoreline Management

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project explored sustainable weed control management options and established workshops with landowners to provide technical advice, encouragement and access to financial resources to complete shoreline planting projects.


Project Name: Ramara Creeks Stewardship Plan

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved creating a roofed manure storage facility for approximately 80 beef cattle, fencing to protect a local watercourse from the trampling of livestock; and the planting of trees and shrubs to reduce soil erosion.


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Projects Near Simcoe County

Project Name: Bluff's Creek Water Quality Improvement Plan

Project Proponent: Kids for Turtles Environmental Education

Description: Kids for Turtles Environmental Education is an educational and outreach organization that works on field analysis, data collection and benthic studies to determine remediation activities.


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Projects Near Uxbridge

Project Name: Livestock Access Restriction - Township of Uxbridge

Project Proponent: Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

Description: This project involved constructing a fence to restrict livestock from entering a headwater spring/ intermittent pond and wetland.


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Projects Near York Region

Project Name: Adopt-a-Stream Crossing Stewardship Program

Project Proponent: Regional Municipality of York

Description: This program coordinated the York Region community and school groups in planting trees and shrubs to increase forest and valley tree cover.

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