GBA eUPDATE - Shorelines, Radionuclides, Community Cafes and Forest Health

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MARCH 2016

Georgian Bay Shoreline

In This Issue

> Shoreline Right of Passage
> Radionuclides
> Community Cafes
> Forest Health Workshop
> GBA Goes Social

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Picture of: Shoreline transient foot traffic

Great Lakes Shoreline Right of Passage

Bill 118 is a Private Member's Bill which would enable beach walkers access to beaches from the water's edge to the high water mark, preventing property owners from blocking transient foot traffic.

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Radionuclides are chemicals of mutual concern

Radionuclides are "chemicals of mutual concern"

GBA is among others calling on the Canadian and US Governments to designate radionuclides as "chemicals of mutual concern" under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement.

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Picture of: Community Cafes

Great Lakes Initiative — Community Cafes

Environment Canada has retained Waterlution, to gather input from the public into the 'Celebration' aspect of the Great Lakes Public Forum. They will be hosting a series of 'Community Cafes' in March.

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Picture of: Eastern Georgian Bay Forest

Forest Health of Eastern Georgian Bay Workshop

The Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve presents a one day workshop on the forest health of Eastern Georgian Bay on Friday April 22nd in Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto.

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Picture of: Great Lakes Water level

$19.5 Million for Water

The Canadian 2016 Federal Budget included $19.5 million over 5 years to address water quality and fluctuating water levels in the Great Lakes and 3 other Canada-US water basins.

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GBA Goes Social

The GBA has gotten a whole lot more social. We now have Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to help keep you up to date with us, and your neighbours on the Bay.

To get started perhaps you want to see your favorite cottage image in our eUPDATE header, simply tag us @gbayassociation in your Instagram pictures and we will be in touch if we choose your picture.

Water Levels

Get your latest water level updates here.

As of March 18th levels in Michigan-Huron are 5 inches higher than this time last year, 23 inches above Chart Datum and 13 inches above long term average for this time of year.

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