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Project Quinte 2017 Report

The Bay of Quinte is fortunate to have one of the longest-running research and monitoring programs in the Great Lakes system. Project Quinte a co-operative multi-agency research and monitoring project between the federal (Department of Fisheries and Oceans) and provincial (Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change).

This partnership has investigated the long-term effects of reduced phosphorus loadings on the Bay’s ecosystem. This includes researching and evaluating the Bay’s biological, chemical, and physical attributes before and after phosphorus control was implemented at municipal sewage treatment plants. As well, researching and monitoring have focused on fish populations, submerged aquatic vegetation, zooplankton and phytoplankton, Zebra Mussel colonization, and a host of other water quality indicators.

Lake Ontario Lakewide Action and Management Plan 2017

The LAMP is developed and implemented by the Lake Ontario Partnership, which is led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Environment and Climate Change Canada and which facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and assists in coordinating binational environmental protection and restoration activities.

Eutrophication Workshop - June 13, 2016

BUI #8 and Phosphorus Reducation Strategy for the Bay of Quinte

Belleville Water Quality and Bay of Quinte Algal Bloom Reports

Update on Drinking Water Surveillance Program

Bay of Quinte Long-Term Monitoring Pilot Project 2015

Project Quinte: Water Quality and Plankton Communities

Harmful and toxic algae blooms in the Bay of Quinte AOC

Extreme Sampling in the Bay of Quinte

Development of an Ensemble of Models for Predicting Eutrophication in the Bay of Quinte

Sediment Nutrients Fluxes, Sediment Oxygen Demand and Links to Harmful Algal Blooms

Presqu'ile Bay Water Quality Study

Healthy Soils Check-up Program

Long Term Response to Phosphorus Abatement 

CCIW meeting - Nov 25, 2015

Phyto and Zooplankton Populations BUI in the Bay of Quinte

Effects of Phosphorus Control on Fisheries in the Bay of Quinte

Eutrophication Workshop - June 23, 2015

Belleville Water Quality & Algal Blooms Report 2014 - MOECC  

Update on DWSP Monitoring - MOECC     

Algae Watch - Quinte Conservation   

Water Quality & Phytoplankton Communities - Project Quinte     

Eutrophication Modelling - Uof T    

Dynamics of Phosphorus at the Sediment- Water Interface - U of T    

H3 Project - OMAFRA    

Algal Sampling and Citizen Science - St. Lawrence River Institute   

Impact of Phosphorus Reduction on Fish populations - DFO


Lake Ontario/Bay of Quinte - Current Water Levels

BQRAP Annual Report 2020

 BQRAP August 2021 Newsletter
- This newsletter covers - Benefits of Hedgerows, new Story Map, Demonstration sites, and Rain Garden Inspiration

Healthy Soils Check-up Program -Farmers you could be eligible for FREE soil testing. More Info...

Landowner Stewardship Programs - Check out all the funding programs Here.....

Septic Stewardship Program... More Info  Find out if you are eligible for a free septic tank pump out and up to 80% cost sharing for minor repairs.

A Summer of Science on the Bay. Follow as we highlight our partner agencies' summer monitoring.

1. Quinte Conservation

2. Environment and Climate Change Canada (EC)

3. Coastal Wetland Monitoring

4. EC and Canadian Centre for Inland Waters

5. Fisheries and Oceans Canada

6. Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Blue-Green Algae ... More Info

Water Soldier - Find out about the impacts of this invasive plant on the Bay of Quinte 

Project Quinte 2017 Report
A multi-agency research and monitoring program for the Bay of Quinte

Ontario's Great Lakes Strategy - More here

Great Lakes Protection Act Here

Quinte Area Bird Report The Quinte Area Bird Report is updated weekly. Read more....