Conservation
Protect the Bruce Peninsula’s treasure chest of plants and animals, and the ecosystems in which they thrive
Sustainable Development
Economic and social development that complements nature's resources and is adapted to the culture and traditions of the Northern Bruce Peninsula
Capacity Building
Working together to build individual and community capacities (knowledge, skills and aptitudes) for sustained vitality and prosperity in the Northern Bruce Peninsula
Join us on a Wilderness Eco-Adventure
Wilderness Eco-Adventure
Join us on a Wilderness Eco-Adventure
You are invited to explore the wonders of nature with like-minded adventurers and knowledge seekers during half-day, one-day and three-day wilderness eco-adventures in a World Biosphere Reserve.
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Support the Bioshpere Association
Please volunteer, donate or become a member!
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association is a not-for-profit registered charity. The Association works with many organizations and individuals in order to achieve concrete results on the Peninsula. By volunteering, donating or becoming a member, you can make a real difference.
How are farmers helping to improve our water quality?
Producers Club
How are farmers helping to improve our water quality?
Meet the people who are working with the land. Read about some of the good work that is being done.
Join us on an Eco-Adventure
Wilderness Eco-Adventure
Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature in a World Biosphere Reserve. Adventures include hiking along the Niagara Escarpment to explore forests, cliffs and caves and learning about ecology and traditional survival skills on expeditions with like-minded people.
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WILDERNESS ECO-ADVENTURES
Environmental Network Meeting
Citizen groups, property owners, NGO's, and Government Agencies will meet to continue planning and implementation of the Conservation and Stewardship Plan
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Wednesday June 7th
New Raffles are coming!
Biosphere Raffles have been called "Amazing!"
Watch for our fabulous raffles in support of conservation..
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Please support conservation on the Bruce Peninsula
Karst, Judges Creek and More!
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
At the AGM, members found out more about Karst Landscape, Well and Septic Implications, Springs at Judges Creek headwaters, and 2017 Biosphere Projects
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March 23 AGM
SEPTIC System Upgrades
About Upgrades and Incentives
To help residents upgrade septic systems, in 2016 we obtained a $75,000 grant from MOECC to offer incentives to fix some failing septic systems on the Stokes and Old Woman’s Rivers. In 2017, with MOECC support for a second year we will again offer this program. Check this site later for more details, or phone Elizabeth at (519) 377-5166.
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See the Lion's Head Video!
This video dramatically displays the natural beauty and grandeur of the Lion's Head Nature Reserve where the cliffs rise 70 metres above the turquoise waters of Georgian Bay.
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See the Greig's Caves Video!
See where the rugged slopes of the Niagara Escarpment lie hidden beneath a rich canopy of deciduous forest. Far above Georgian Bay's waters, caves have been sculpted by the waves of ancient seas
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See the Lindsay Tract Video!
Lindsay Tract is a special place where meandering trails reveal the treasures of Bruce Peninsula forests...
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2016 Raffle Winners!
The draw for the 6th annual BPBA Raffle was held at the Municipal Office on Nov 17th.
Lucky winners: First Prize: Maple Leafs Tickets - David Powell of Oakville. Second Prize: Kayak – Doug Embleton of Lions Head. Third Prize: Limited Edition Halfway Log Dump Print by artist Margarethe Vanderpas – Holly Klassen of St. Edmunds. Fourth Prize: Stargazing at Quetican - Jennifer Jones of Wiarton. Fifth Prize: Dinner at Tobermory Brewing Co. - Bob Dieleman of Woodstock. Congratulations to all and thanks to everyone for your support.
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Forest Fair
Engaging talks were followed by afternoon activities for everyone! We enjoyed hot apple cider, learning about the forest, face painting and much more!
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association hosted its 2nd Annual Forest Fair at Lindsay Tract. The day began with some guest speakers followed by an afternoon of activities for families, kids and people of all ages! We had hot apple cider, stations where you could explore some of the species found within the forests of the Bruce, face painting and much more! Come out next year and explore the forests of the Bruce!
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October 15th 2016
Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
We helped clean up the shoreline at Baptist Harbour Nature Reserve. We can preserve this unique alvar habitat that supports a variety of rare plant species and provides an important nesting ground for shoreline birds.
This Ontario Nature event on October 1st 2016 was possible thanks to generous funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund and is part of the Doors Open to Nature series. For more details click below.
Info: Baptist Harbour Oct 2016
Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
$241,500 over three years to support efforts to tackle soil erosion on agricultural land
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $241,500 over three years to support its efforts to tackle soil erosion on agricultural land. The Association's ongoing work with farmers on the Northern Bruce Peninsula improves water quality and preserves fertility of fields by reducing sediment runoff that would otherwise enter streams and ultimately flow into Lake Huron or Georgian Bay
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Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
The PHRAGMITES VOLUNTEER ACTION GROUP is hard at work
Phragmites is one of Canada's most invasive plants and it has begun taking hold here on the Peninsula. Help us to fight it back! The summer over now, but for some the fun is just beginning. About 16 adventurers enjoyed a February 2016 snowshoe excursion through the forests and wetlands of Ira Lake. We learned about the ecology of winter including the SUB-NIVEAN environmnent. Thanks to the local "Phrag Fighters" who came out to clip seed heads and enjoy chili in the bush, and Jenna and Gillian who helped Sean with the arrangements and acted as expert resource people.
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Healthy Shorelines
Maintaining a natural shoreline
With funding from the Habitat Stewardship Program, the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association has been helping local waterfront property owners to naturalize their shorelines.
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Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
We hope you enjoyed Bayside Astronomy in Lion's Head this past year!
The program for Bayside Astronomy next summer (2017) will run from July to Labour Day. We plan to be at Lion's Head, Singing Sands, MIller's Family Camp and Summerhouse Park. The program starts around 9:00PM, and runs as long there are people interested in looking through the telescope, or just talking about the cosmos. See more information on Facebook by clicking on the link below or logging in to Facebook and searching for darksky.astronomy Hope to see you there next year!
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Shoreline Stewardship
Shoreline Stewardship workshops were well received
Shoreline Workshops were first held in 2015 and covered septic systems, gardening, stormwater management and living with wildlife. Funded through the Government of Canada's National Conservation Plan.
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  • Join us on an Eco-Adventure WILDERNESS ECO-ADVENTURES
  • Environmental Network Meeting Wednesday June 7th
  • New Raffles are coming! Please support conservation on the Bruce Peninsula
  • Karst, Judges Creek and More! March 23 AGM
  • SEPTIC System Upgrades
  • See the Lion's Head Video!
  • See the Greig's Caves Video!
  • See the Lindsay Tract Video!
  • 2016 Raffle Winners!
  • Forest Fair October 15th 2016
  • Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
  • Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
  • Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
  • Healthy Shorelines
  • Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
  • Shoreline Stewardship

BPBA Funders



Bruce Grey Simcoe
RTO7 is committed to the sustainability and increased competitiveness of tourism across Bruce Grey Simcoe

Friends of the Greenbelt
The Biosphere Association wishes to express its thanks for generous project funding by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created to help foster our living countryside by nurturing and supporting activities that preserve its environmental and agricultural integrity.
Gay Lea Foods
Gay Lea is not an ordinary business but an environmentally responsible co-operative which shares common goals with the Biosphere Association about protecting the environment. Gay Lea has donated 25 pounds of butter in past years to support the Biosphere Chocolate Easter Egg fundraiser which makes a very big difference to our relatively small organisation.
Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Our thanks to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change for funding which is responsible for promoting clean and safe air, land, and water to ensure healthy communities, ecological protection and sustainable development for present and future generations of Ontarians.
Dalglish Family Foundation
The Board of Directors of the Association is very pleased to welcome Dr. Katherine McLeod to the position of Executive Director. Katherine's experiece and academic background are major additions to the capacity of the organization. The Executive Director position was made possible through a generous grant from the Dalglish Family Foundation.
Lake Huron Georgian Bay Framework for Community Action
The Lake Huron Georgian Bay Framework for Community Action assists the Biosphere Association to address priorities by finding funding and coordinating activities with other stakeholders through a consensus-based, community-driven approach. The Framework is a people-based approach to promote community action to respond to environmental issues. It works on the belief that individuals, communities and organizations in the watersheds of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay operate independently, yet are united by a common cause. Members pledge to uphold a Charter Statement to coordinate actions throughout the watersheds, so as to protect and restore the natural environment.
Ontario Trillum Foundation
We received approval of funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund Ontario Government to monitor and restore streams, with the support of area landowners and students by taking and analysing water samples, installing alternative watering systems for cattle, and undertaking volunteer-based restoration projects. The baseline datasets of water chemistry variables from 2013, 2014 and 2015 water sampling to describe stream health in reference to provincial and federal standards have been analysed by Catherine Dieleman of the University of Western Ontario.
Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund
Government of Canada
A Shoreline Stewardship Workshops were held July to September 2015. The first Shoreline Workshop covered septic systems, gardening, stormwater management and living with wildlife. Funded through the Government of Canada's National Conservation Plan.