Submitted by Moira Parker, Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association
EcoAdventures, the 4-season guided adventure tour company that offers locals and visitors the opportunity to experience and traverse the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula, has released a new offering for the 2023 season. The trek, called the Lake Huron Fat Bike Adventure Tour, allows participants to explore the snow-covered back roads and trails along an incredible stretch of Lake Huron on fat bikes.
The experience crosses several different landscapes, from open fields to forested tracts, to the rugged Lake Huron shoreline, and welcomes all levels of riders. Expert guide, Rick Roman, will lead participants on the 2-3 hour ride on backroads near Pike Bay and Little Pike Bay. A high-quality fat tire bike and helmet are provided for the adventure.
Funding from EcoAdventures treks goes towards Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association programs. Currently, the Biosphere Association is working on several conservation and sustainable development projects on the Saugeen Bruce Peninsula.
This winter, one of the most active projects is seeking solutions to address excess phosphorus in local streams from drainage runoff. Nutrient overload is one of the most significant freshwater pollution problems which can lead to harmful algal blooms and damage aquatic habitats. Project lead, John Rodgers, has been working closely with University of Windsor Professor, Dr. Bulent Mutus, and graduate student, David Ure, to develop and test bioremediation filters since 2016. Results have been positive, with filter substrates removing significant amounts of Phosphorus from runoff. In November of 2022, 7 test structures were installed on tile drains throughout the Peninsula and the team is looking forward to gaining more data in the spring.
There will be more updates to come on this exciting project. You can also read more on the Biosphere Association’s website, www.bpba.ca.