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

Environmental Challenges = Beneficial Use Impairment

What is a Beneficial Use Impairment?

A Beneficial Use Impairment is a condition that interferes with the enjoyment of a water use.

2017 Status Summary Beneficial Use Impairments

Beneficial Use Status: Impaired 

BUI 1 - Restriction on fish and wildlife consumption

BUI 8 - Eutrophication or undesirable algae

BUI 13 -  Degradation of phytoplankton and zooplankton populations

Beneficial Use Status: Impaired - Undergoing Redesignation

BUI 3 - Degradation of fish and wildlife populations - starting public consultation process

BUI 6 - Degradation of benthos - starting public consultation process

BUI 9 - Restrictions on drinking water or taste and odour problems

BUI 10 - Beach closures

BUI 14 - Loss of fish and wildlife habitat - starting public consultation process

Beneficial Use Status: Impaired - Pending Further Analysis

BUI 11 - Degradation of aesthetics


BUI 4 - Fish tumours and other deformities - formal approval March 2017

BUI 7 - Restrictions on dredging activities - waiting formal approval

Recent News & Event 

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

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 July 2017 newsletter This newsletter covers: Summer Science, Beaches, Shoreline funding

BQRAP Annual Report 2016see what the RAP accomplished in 2016

Blue-Green Algae ...  More Info

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

Artist, Aidan Haley donates painting for education programs

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

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....