Please Help the Coastal Centre in Developing a Coastal Action Plan for the
Southeastern Shoreline of Lake Huron.
*By completing this survey you will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card from Mountain Equipment Co-op or a 1-year subscription to Alternatives Journal.*
We want to hear what you value in relation to Lake Huron. By completing this questionnaire, you will be providing valuable input into the Coastal Action Plan for the Southeastern Shoreline of Lake Huron, including your concerns and expectations.
The southeastern coast of Lake Huron is home to thousands of permanent and seasonal residents. Millions of visitors each year interact with the lake through fishing, swimming, boating and other recreational activities. Large communities include Sarnia, Grand Bend, Bayfield, Goderich, Point Clark, Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton, Sauble Beach and Tobermory. These communities recognize Lake Huron as being key to their economic development. While most beaches are safe for recreational use, many are not free from water quality advisories and multiple types of nuisance algae. Sand beaches, dunes, bluffs, river mouths, nearshore waters, wetlands, and woodlands are all coastal ecosystems that provide valuable ecosystem services, and support many rare species.
To maintain healthy wildlife populations, adapt to climate change and maintain water quality, environmental restoration, protection and enhancement efforts are required. There are significant regional threats to Lake Huron’s biodiversity and water quality, including: non-point source pollution; shoreline development and alteration; invasive species, and climate change.
A Coastal Action Plan for the Southeastern Shoreline of Lake Huron will create a unified vision for Lake Huron coastal conservation and stewardship efforts. This plan will enable a coordinated approach to address common issues and goals of our communities along the Lake Huron shoreline. The plan will develop a list of environmental management strategies by identifying valuable natural features and species, and the threats and stressors that negatively impact them.
Thank you for your time and participation!