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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Coastal Action Plan To Shift Direction In 2019

Regional | by Fadi Didi  

Coastal Stewardship Coordinator says focus of plan will shift to alvars and islands.

Work will shift slightly this year on a coastal action plan for the Lake Huron shoreline, from the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation.

Creation of the coastal action plan began with public workshops in early 2017, before moving to public surveys later that year, and municipal input into 2018.

Coastal Stewardship Coordinator Daniela Klicper says the plan is roughly half complete.

A municipal forum in December discussed protection of wetlands, woodlands, river mouths.

Klicper says 2019 will focus on near-shore lands, including alvars (open habitats with either a thin covering of soil, or no soil over a base of limestone or dolostone), and islands.

She tells us the plan is meant to focus on what actions municipalities between Sarnia and Tobermory are able to undertake.

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