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

Municipal Actions

There is a list of 80 recommended actions to address the 11 BUIs, identified by the RAP, that must be completed before the Bay of Quinte can be removed from the IJC’s list of Areas of Concern. 

A large number of the recommended actions have been completed. However, there are still some outstanding ones that require municipal involvement. 

An example of a recommended action is: Recommendation #29 - The Quinte area municipalities should undertake programs of routine street and catch basin cleaning (cleaning includes the pickup, removal and proper disposal of street and catch basin dirt, waste, garbage and contaminants) - Completed

To accomplish the goal of completing the RAP and changing the Bay’s Area of Concern designation - all municipal-related actions must be addressed.  As well, municipal involvement in the development of long-term management plans and strategies is essential to ensure, what has been accomplished is maintained and that future issues are managed.

History of the BQRAP
What are Beneficial Use Impairments
What are municipally focused recommendations
Municipal involvement in long term planning

Municipal Focused Recommendations
Bay of Quinte Stormwater Management Design Guidelines
Fact Sheet on Blue Green Algae for Drinking Water Systems Owners and Operators

Recent News & Event 

2018 desktop calendars ...Here Enjoy a new photo with a monthly calendar

Project Quinte 2017 Report
A multi-agency research and monitoring program for the Bay of Quinte

Lakewide Action and Management Plan 
A binational environmental protection plan for Lake Ontario

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Lake Sturgeon research project

Water Soldier - Find out about the impacts of this invasive plant on the Bay of Quinte

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 November 2018 newsletter This newsletter covers: Phosphorus Management Strategy and Christmas ideas.

BQRAP Annual Report 2016see what the RAP accomplished in 2016

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

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....