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Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan

The Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte is one of the most picturesque bodies of water in Lake Ontario. Its shoreline stretches in a Z-shape from Trenton to Bath for almost 100 kilometers. The Bay's watershed is the largest in Southern Ontario, over 18,000 square kilometers and includes lands drained by the Trent, Moira, Salmon and Napanee rivers and a host of smaller tributaries.

The watershed includes the primarily agricultural based Prince Edward County to the south of the bay.  The Trent River is responsible for most of the flow through the bay. The shoreline of the bay includes 19 provincially significant wetlands.  About 400,000 people live in the area, with the population concentrated in the cities of Trenton and Belleville, the towns of Napanee, Picton and Deseronto, as well as the Mohawks of Tyendinaga Territory.

In 1985, the International Joint Commission (a Canadian – American Great Lakes watch-dog), under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, identified the Bay of Quinte as one of 43 Great Lakes Areas of Concern …a pollution hot-spot. The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan and its partners are, successfully, under-taking actions to rehabilitate the Bay.

Recent News & Event

BQRAP Annual Report 2014 

Livestock fencing and waterway planting projects 

This is a cost-sharing program that can help make your habitat projects a reality, whether it livestock fencing or a waterway planting, More here...

Stormwater Quality - did you know storm water empties in to local waterways. Untreated

BQRAP April 2015 Newsletter  This newsletter covers: Be Septic Savvy, Permeable pavers and stormwater, and The Bay Today 

Municipal Information - Why is the RAP important to your municipality? ...Find out here

What's the phosphorus story with the Bay of Quinte? Find out here..

Septic Systems ... More Info

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

Algae Watch Program ... Fact Sheet

Stage 2 Report and 2012 Science Forum Status Summary

Fish Habitat Management Plan ...Here

Beach reports ... Click Here

Tips for a healthy shoreline
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Biodiversity Ontario by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario More here...

Ontario's Great Lakes Strategy - More here

Zebra Mussels
It has been 20 years since the sinister little zebra mussel arrived  Read More...

Quinte Area Bird Report The Quinte Area Bird Report is updated weekly. Read more....