From Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition
Last week, Georgina Town Council passed a resolution asking the Province of Ontario to develop a plan and a budget to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution by 55% to 44 tonnes per year as soon as possible.
According to Ontario’s Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, which was released in 2009, Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution must be reduced to 44 tonnes per year to reduce weeds and algae blooms and to protect our cold-water fishery (e.g., lake trout and whitefish). Unfortunately, since 2009 Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution has continued to rise.
We need to persuade every municipality in the Lake Simcoe watershed to follow Georgina’s lead and call for a 55% reduction in Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution ASAP.
Please contact your Mayor and Councillor today — ask them to pass a resolution requesting the Government of Ontario to develop and implement a plan to reduce Lake Simcoe’s phosphorus pollution by 55% asap.