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Bay of Quinte History Journal

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Click on the map to view the History Journal of the Bay of Quinte

Take a tour through time with the Bay of Quinte History Journal, it is an interactive map that shows the evolution of the Bay’s waterfront from its industrial past to present day.  In 1985, the Bay was designated an Area of Concern (AOC), which is an area where human activities have severely degraded the environment.  Each AOC must develop and implement a comprehensive Remedial Action Plan (RAP) to address the environmental issues. 

Since the development of the RAP numerous federal and provincial agencies, municipalities, industries, conservation authorities and the public have been working to complete all the recommendations outlined in the RAP. 

There have been significant changes and improvements to the Bay’s waterfront. Now, there is abundant fish and wildlife habitat, facilitating a world-class walleye and bass fishery. Industrial sites have been rehabilitated and are used for community activities. There have been upgrades to sewage treatment plants, stormwater management plans have been developed and abatement strategies implemented for industries.

Today, the Bay is close to having its Area of Concern status removed and is recognized as a gem in the Great Lakes system.

The map is designed to be a living document, meaning it can be updated regularly. If you have any photos or information you think would contribute to the storyline of this map, please contact smidlanejones@bqrap.ca. You can also upload photos to the map’s social media page. 

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....