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WHAT IS THE BLUE FLAG PROGRAM?

 

The Blue Flag Program requires that participating beaches comply with certain standards and conduct 5 environmental education activities annually.

The 2016 Environmental Education Goals include:


Blue Flag Open House/Flag Raising Event - June 10, 2016

Partnership with the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation and Blue Flag Canada to provide the Butt Free Beach Program

Partnership with the Bluewater Blooms Committee to promote the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
shorelinecleanup.ca                bluewaterblooms.ca

Create a brochure on the benefits of rain gardens and planters (available at Bayfield Library)

Conduct stormwater sampling throughout the season to determine e.coli and phosphorous levels to potentially identify mitigation measures

Blue Flag Marina


The Bluewater Marina in Bayfield is a designated Blue Flag Marina.

Commit to supporting the Lake Huron environment by signing the " Sailors Oath." Submit the oath to the Bayfield Marina and receive a complimentary individual Blue Flag. Proudly fly the flag and spread the word!

Dog on the Beach


There are 2 main municipal by-laws that regulate dogs as well as beach and marina use:
By-law 37-2004 - Regulating Dogs
By-law 89-2008 - Usage of Beach, Marina and Water Areas

Gulls and Geese Signage


Due to the presence of gulls and geese at the Bayfield Main Beach, the adverse impacts are highlighted on beach signage

Water Talk Newsletters


Water Talk Newsletters have been developed in previous years:
Issue 3 - Conservation Part II
Issue 4 - Changing Seasons

Beaches and Dune Ecosystems & Bluff Conservation


Beaches and Dune Ecosystems - Lake Huron shores host a dune ecosystem that features rare plant species, protects our beach from storm waves and helps protect our lake's water quality. Dune ecosystems are among the rarest coastal features on the Great Lakes, representing about 1.5% of its coastline. Our dunes are sensitive to human disturbances and if damaged or destroyed will lead to poor beach quality, loss of shore protection value, loss of habitat and contribute to water quality degradation.

Bluff Conservation - Bluff stability on Lake Huron is largely due to vegetation that is established. Native vegetation is encouraged.

 

For more information on the water monitoring reports, please access the following links: 

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General Inquiries

info@municipalityofbluewater.ca

p: 519-236-4351 or 1-877-236-4351
f: 519-236-4329

Address:
Municipality of Bluewater
Box 250, 14 Mill Ave
Zurich, ON Canada
N0M 2T0

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