“Piece of the Puzzle” Information Campaign Promotes Healthy Lake Huron From Land to Lake

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We Are All Pieces Of The Puzzle, According To Lake Huron Partnership

News Release

December 22, 2020 – Lake Huron partners are promoting a healthy Lake Huron from land to the lake. The Healthy Lake Huron partnership says we are all a ‘piece of the puzzle’ when it comes to keeping this Great Lake great. Local partners have created videos and social media posts, throughout 2020, to engage people in best management practices for towns, villages, and cities and for agriculture and industry. Thousands of people have been engaged by this campaign. To view or read some of this information on protecting Lake Huron visit healthylakehuron.ca or search these hashtags on Facebook or Twitter: #healthylakehuron #landtolake #pieceofthepuzzle 

The Piece of the Puzzle information campaign began in spring of 2020 and continues throughout December and into 2021. The campaign themes are Soil, Water, Food, Beach, Nature, and Community. Everyone’s actions fit into one or more of these categories, according to the Partnership. “Together, each of our puzzle pieces create the complete and complex puzzle of a Healthy Lake Huron,” according to the healthylakehuron.ca website. “We cannot see the whole picture without fitting the pieces together first. How do you fit in, and what can you do to help improve the health of this beautiful watershed?”

There have been many positive actions over the past decade. They range from soil health and cover crop initiatives to water quality monitoring and reduction of water quality impacts from multiple sources. “However, we realize we still have work to do to address ongoing water quality and soil health challenges,” according to Healthy Lake Huron.

Community and individual actions work. That is a message, for people along or near Lake Huron’s southeast shore, in an area stretching from Sarnia to Tobermory, from Jo-Anne Harbinson, Manager of Stewardship Services at Saugeen Conservation. She educates and supports the public in their work to improve water quality. “Everyone has a part to play in water quality and ecosystem health,” she said.

Partners in the Healthy Lake Huron initiative, along Lake Huron’s southeast shore, include local public health, local government, Departments and Ministries, communities and landowners, and local conservation organizations. Find out more here: https://www.healthylakehuron.ca/post/?ID=527 

The Healthy Lake Huron Partnership encourages people to follow the social media information campaign with topics that include soil biodiversity, stormwater management, the value of wetlands, carbon sequestration, water quality, individual and community actions, and more. 

The Partnership thanks all the people who have taken positive actions, for Lake Huron, in 2020, and wishes everyone the best for 2021.