2023 Science Reporting Seminar: Water Level Predictions, Wetlands, Blanding’s Turtles, and Nearshore Water Quality
Press Release from the Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation
Saturday May 13, 10 am to 12 noon
Location: King Heritage Cultural Centre,
2920 King Road,
King City, Ontario L7B 1L6
(1 short km east of Hwy #400 on King Road.)
Join us for an enlightening event as we dive into various environmental topics related to our Georgian Bay. We have assembled an expert panel to discuss their research, findings, and insights. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about water level predictions, Georgian Bay wetlands, Blanding’s turtle research, and assessments of nearshore water quality.
Water Level Predictions:
- Rob Nairn, principal of W.F. Baird & Associates (internationally respected coastal consulting firm) will discuss the climate change water level predictions by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and their results/predictions.
- Bill Bialkowski will share his analysis of the International Lake Superior Board of Control’s deviations from their Regulation Plan which has exacerbated both the recent extreme highs and lows on Georgian Bay (and Lakes Michigan and Huron) with no compensation and that is continuing.
- The Georgian Bay Great Lakes Foundation’s (GBGLF) proposal for federal funding to retain Baird & Associates for bathymetry data collection and evaluation of the St. Clair River, and use the data to determine what conveyance change has taken place and then to determine best flexible measures to retain water when needed – as recommended by the IJC to both governments (but there has been no action on this to date.)
Georgian Bay Wetlands Movie Presentation:
Videographer James Crowe will preview a movie on Georgian Bay wetlands and discuss his team’s motivations behind the project.
Blanding’s Turtle Research:
A summary of Species At Risk (SAR) Blanding’s turtle research conducted in Tadenac and Moose Deer Point First Nation lands.
Nearshore Water Quality Assessment:
Professor Pat Chow-Fraser from McMaster University will report on the nearshore water quality assessment for the Township of Georgian Bay, discussing how the research is progressing towards identifying the source of bacteria (human or animal) in the water.
To join us for this insightful event, please register here
We hope to see you there!