Public Invited to Comment on Draft Georgina, Fox, and Snake Islands Subwatershed Plan
The Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation and the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) have recently completed a draft Subwatershed Plan for Georgina, Fox and Snake Islands.
We are now seeking public input on the draft plan. Please review a copy of the draft plan and provide your comments to us. Public comments will be reviewed and incorporated into the final plan, which will be completed later this year (2016) and presented to LSRCA's Board of Directors for approval.
Come chat with us!
LSRCA staff will be at the Georgina Island Ferry terminal on July 10, 2016 and at the Island Grove Marina on August 7, 2016 to present information from the plan and answer your questions.
What is a Subwatershed Plan?
The goal of the Plan is to provide a framework to protect, maintain, and restore a healthy natural subwatershed ecosystem. It contains recommendations on how natural resources are to be protected and improved as land uses change.
It outlines the conditions and stressors of the natural environment, while considering multiple competing demands. These demands can be from urban and agricultural land uses and recreation, and also include the ecological needs of the system. Social, cultural and economic factors are also considered through the subwatershed planning process. Upon considering these conditions and stressors, a subwatershed plan then provides recommendations to guide the management of the subwatershed.