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Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan :: Healthy Bay, Healthy Community

The Area of Concern

 The Bay of Quinte was designated an Area of Concern in 1985 by the International Joint Commission (a Canadian-American Great Lakes watch dog), under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement between Canada and the United States.  Areas of Concern are communities, bays and rivers on the Great Lakes system where human activities have severely damaged the quality of the environment.  Currently, there are 10 such designated areas on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes, 26 in the United States, and five that are shared by both countries.  In each Area of Concern, government, community and industry partners are undertaking a coordinated effort to address the environmental challenges through a Remedial Action Plan.

Environmental concerns in the Bay of Quinte were due to excess nutrients, persistent toxic contamination, bacterial contamination and the loss or destruction of fish and wildlife habitat.

 Download our brochure here.... it outlines the environmental concerns and lists the targets we must meet to change the Bay's status.

Recent News & Event 


BQRAP Annual Report 2016see what the RAP accomplished in 2016

Landowner Stewardship Programs - Spring is just around the corner. Time to start thinking about projects around your property - livestock fencing, shoreline naturalization, etc. Check out all the funding programs Here.....

Septic Stewardship Program... More Info  Find out if you are eligible for a free septic tank pump out and up to 80% cost sharing for minor repairs.

Healthy Soils Check-up Program - Farmers you could be eligible for FREE soil testing. More Info....

BQRAP May 2017 newsletter This newsletter covers: Osprey Monitoring & Stewardship Programs

A Summer of Science on the Bay. Follow as we highlight our partner agencies this summer.

1. Quinte Conservation

2. Environment and Climate Change Canada (EC)

3. Coastal Wetland Monitoring

4. EC and Canadian Centre for Inland Waters

5. Fisheries and Oceans Canada

6. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Bay of Quinte Interpreted 3 - The artist's interpretations are posted.

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

2017 desktop calendars ...Here Enjoy a new photo with a monthly calendar

Go to Current Challenges to find out how close the RAP is to changes the status of these issues.

Artist, Aidan Haley donates painting for education programs

Ontario's Great Lakes Strategy - More here

Great Lakes Protection Act Here

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