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

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

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


BQRAP October 2018 newsletter This newsletter covers: new invasive fish found in Bay, where does your drinking water come from, and Free soil testing and cover crop grant.

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

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

Annual Report 2017

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

Landowner Stewardship Programs - 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...

Lake Ontario/Bay of Quinte Water Levels Fact Sheet.

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

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....