It All Ends Up In The Lake, 2007

A community conference on the impact of human activity on Lake Huron

Saturday August 11, 2007
8:30am to noon

Columbus Centre
390 Parson's Court, Goderich

$10 at the door
(includes coffee and refreshments)


Various exhibitors with a focus on protecting the quality of our water and the environment will be available. Please visit exhibitors before, during and following the conference

Conference program

Setting the Stage

Nigel Bellchamber, Conference Moderator and member of the Ashfield-Colborne Lakefront Association

Canada in a Warmer World: Impacts, Responsibilities, and Action

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kirsty Duncan, Environmental and Human Health Expert

Over the next century, global mean temperature is predicted to rise 1.4 to 5.8 degrees C relative to 1990. Such a change may not seem significant, but a temperature decrease of 2 to 4 degrees C is enough to bring on a near hemispheric ice age.

This talk explores what warmer temperatures in Canada will mean in terms of ecosystems, human health threats, such as emerging and re-emerging diseases, human settlements, and water resources, and what we must do to be prepared.

Dr. Duncan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto where she teaches medical geography and also teaches corporate social responsibility at the Rotman School of Management, as well as global environmental processes at Royal Roads University. She has completed work, regarding climate change and human health for North America, for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a joint venture of the United Nations.

Water Quality Report Cards

Huron County Beach Water Monitoring Program

Pamela Scharfe, Public Health Manager, Huron County Health Unit

Stream and River Water Quality, Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh Township

Mike McElhone, Volunteer and Member of the Ashfield-Colborne-Lakefront Association

BSRA's Water Quality Report

John Gillespie, Past President, Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association (BSRA)

Features of water quality on the shoreline of Lake Huron: Observations at the mouth of a small river

Dr. Todd Howell, Great Lakes Ecologist, Ministry of the Environment, Water Monitoring and Reporting Section, Surface Water Unit

County of Huron: Water Quality Initiatives

Deb Shewfelt, Warden, County of Huron, and Mayor of Goderich

Lake Huron Nearshore: Your role in determining the state of local watersheds

Mari Veliz, Healthy Watersheds Coordinator, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority

A Review of the Stewardship Guide for the Lake Huron Coastline

Stacy Burke, Lake Huron Stewardship Guide Coordinator

An Overview of Ontario Legislation: Development, Interface with Wetlands, and Alterations to Shoreline and Watercourse

Phil Beard, Manager, Maitland Valley Conservation Authority

Speakers' Panel

Closing Remarks

Organized by

Ashfield Colborne Lakefront Association

Bayfield Ratepayers Association

Bluewater Shoreline Residents' Association

Friends of the Bayfield River

Huron County Health Unit

Funded by

Huron County Clean Water Project

Free post-conference events, pre-registration required

Lake Huron Coastline Stewardship Manual Workshop

This workshop is for non-farm residents, cottagers and property owners along the Lake Huron shoreline. Come out and learn how you can protect the quality of our groundwater and surface water. The Stewardship Guide is an important tool to help you evaluate your property and to learn what you are doing right, and where you can improve in protecting our water quality.

1pm to 3pm. Lunch will be provided.

Pre-registration required. To register, call: Stacy Burke, 519-235-2610.

Farm Tour

(Cancelled due to insufficent pre-registration)

Maintained by the ACLA Steering Committee. Last updated 2007-08-10.