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Feb 2nd, 2024
At Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s annual general meeting, board members also received update on lake’s health

At its 73rd Annual General Meeting, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority board members and staff closed out the business of 2023 and officially launched the business of 2024 with the election of a new chair and vice chair.

One of the meeting highlights was a presentation by Dr. Brian Ginn on the health of Lake Simcoe.

Dr. Ginn emphasized the importance of taking a holistic view and considering the many indicators of lake health.

“Much like when we go to the doctor, there are many indicators, such as blood pressure, vitamin and mineral levels, weight, and much more that are factored into being given a clean bill of health. Lake Simcoe is no different,” he told the board. “Lake health can’t just be determined based on phosphorus levels, or any other one indicator. We need to continue to measure and monitor many factors, and then adapt our management decisions based on our findings.”

Chief administrative officer Rob Baldwin highlighted that some significant work was completed in 2023, to transition and implement recent changes made to the Conservation Authorities Act. He also introduced a year-in-review video compilation, highlighting noteworthy achievements.

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