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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

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

Algae Watch Program ... Fact Sheet

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

Spring 2014 was the 5th coldest since 1948 in the Great Lakes Region. What could this mean for your summer weather? Find out here

BQRAP Annual Report 2013 

Septic Stewardship Program .. . If you live on the Bay of Quinte shoreline you could be eligible for a free septic pump-out. Click Here

August 2014 Newsletter - covers the expansion of Water Soldier & Hastings County Plowing Match

Take our Bay of Quinte Survey.  This survey is part of a research study being conducted by the University of Toronto. The results will help us develop management plans.

Habitat Enhancement Program
This is a cost-sharing program that can help you make your habitat projects a reality. New HEP category - Habitat Naturalization. More here...

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

Bay of Quinte Interpreted 2 
How did area artists interpret the12 winning photos from Photo Contest with a Twist 2. Click Here...

Zero P Zero Worries
If you purchase lawn fertilizer this year, choose a bag that is phosphorus-free. That means ZERO is the middle number, i.e.: 10-0-5. More Info 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....