2020 Huron County Clean Water

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The HCWP has 17 different categories including: erosion control, watercourse fencing, tree planting, cover crops, wetland creation, septic systems, manure storage decommissioning, well decommissioning, well casing improvements, forest management plans, and community projects.
The HCWP funded septic system upgrades last year (2019) for the first time. The 50 per cent grant up to $2,000 per septic project is available again this year. “Faulty septic systems can be a source of pollution,” Hocking said. “We’re happy we were able to help fund repair or replacement of 19 septic systems.” This has an immediate benefit for the protection and improvement of water quality, he said.
Kate Monk, of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority, has been working on the county program since it began in 2004 and she said the improvements are encouraging. “The projects make a difference at the site and downstream,” she said.

Details of the project and how to apply for a grant can be found HERE

Bluewater Automated Collection System Update

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Effective June 1, 2020, the new automated system will come into effect. The new wheelie bins are being delivered to households now. Each property will receive one small refuse and one small recycling bin. If you see one at a neighbour, who is not able to get to their property, could you move them from the roadside and onto their property. Bag tags will no longer be required and any unused ones can be returned for a refund.
Please click 2020 Collection Dates for the latest pick up schedule.

Lake Huron Centre hosts series of webinars

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The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation is launching the second year of its Summer Coastal Webinar Series this Wednesday.

“All the topics will be covered in a one-hour webinar, so one webinar per topic and they run every two weeks from May until August and these topics have been the questions that we’ve received the most often, things like invasive species, species at risk, lake levels, coastal processes,” says Stewardship Coordinator, Hannah Cann.

She says this year’s webinar series presented through the Green Ribbon Champion program and is sponsored Nuclear Waste Management Organization and the Coast Watchers Citizen Science program, sponsored in 2020 by Bruce Power and the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

The first webinar runs from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 20th. A complete schedule of the webinars can be found on the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation website.
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