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Our Accomplishments

Annual Reports

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Water quality and biological data from 1972 - 2017

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Municipal Workshop - March 6, 2014

Here are the presentations from the workshop

Progress and BUIs

80 Recommendations

Phosphorus Management

Natural Heritage Strategy

Fisheries

Delisting Options

Summary and next steps


State of the Bay Science Forum  - Oct 10 - 11, 2012

The focus of this forum is to ensure that we are on the right path - heading toward completion of the RAP and delisting. We have to make sure that our delisting criteria are scientifically defensible and compatible, so that we aren’t creating a greater imbalance within the ecosystem. We want to find out what needs to be done in the short term, one to five years, and what we need to watch for in the long term – post-delisting - to ensure no back sliding of the environmental gains in the Bay.

State of the Bay Science Forum Proceedings Report

State of the Bay - Beneficial Use Impairments Status Summary

Stage 2 Report


Sewage treatment plant upgrades and optimizations

Phosphorus load restrictions on sewage treatment plants

Phosphorus reductions at sewage treatment plants from 215 kg/day (1970s) to 15 kg/day

Decommissioning of former industrial sites

Carbon filtration at all water treatment plants

Stormwater management guidelines for the Bay of Quinte to protect water quality in the bay.

Habitat enhancement and restoration programs have resulted in over 40 kilometers of shoreline have been planted with native trees, shrubs and grasses to reduce erosion and improve habitats.

Over 800 hectares of wetland have been either rehabilitated or protected.

2018 was the 17th year of the Community Wildlife Monitoring Program

Completed fish and wildlife habitat and fisheries management plans, natural heritage strategies, and a regional pollution prevention and control plan.

Recent News & Event

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BQRAP May 2019 newsletter This newsletter covers: Another environmental challenges restored and water levels and flooding

Lake Ontario/Bay of Quinte Water Levels Fact Sheet.

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...

Landowner Stewardship Programs - Check out all the funding programs Here.....


Annual Report 2017

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

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

Blue-Green Algae ...  More Info

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

Federal funding for Bay of Quinte - Environment Canada announces funding for 5 restoration and protection projects for Bay of Quinte.

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

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Lake Sturgeon research project


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....