2016 Minister’s Annual Report on Lake Simcoe released today

27 Jul 2017 12:29 PM | Lee Gould (Administrator)

Today the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) has released the 2016 Minister’s Annual Report on Lake Simcoe on the ministry’s website.  This is Ontario’s fifth report on Lake Simcoe detailing the continuing progress we are making in implementing the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. 

The report highlights some of the ministry's key accomplishments in 2016 including:

  • promoting methods to reduce the amount of winter road salt entering the watershed by in part supporting Smart About Salt Council's (SASC's) development of an online education faciltiy;
  • supporting the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation to address climate change based on traditional ecological knowledge;
  • piloting the use of drones to monitor fish development with high resolution photography and thermal imaging; and,
  • assisting farmers who voluntarily implement projects that use water and energy more efficiently.

The Report also includes the advice that Minister of Environment and Climate Change received in 2016 from the Lake Simcoe Coordinating and Lake Simcoe Science Committees.

To view the report, follow the link below:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministers-annual-report-lake-simcoe-2016

https://www.ontario.ca/fr/page/rapport-annuel-2016-du-ministre-sur-le-lac-simcoe

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