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
Guided hikes to explore the wonders of nature.
By volunteering, donating or becoming a member, you can make a real difference.
Read about some of the good work that is being done on the land.
2017 Raffle Tickets Now Available!
Please Help! Five Great Prizes!
First Prize: Painting by Allen Smutylo and book "Wild Places" Second Prize: Perception Tribute 9.5ft Kayak Third Prize: Evening of Stargazing for Six at Quetican Observatory Fourth Prize: Gift Certificate for Dinner/ Spa/ Golf at Cobble Beach Fifth Prize: 60 Minute Aromatherapy Massage Thank you to everyone for your support of the Biosphere Association work in conservation, restoration and stewardship. PLEASE CALL Mike for tickets at (416) 837-2959 or Elizabeth (local) (519) 377-5166. The draw is on Nov 16th.
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Please support conservation on the Bruce Peninsula
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
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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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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Forest Fair
Engaging talks were followed by afternoon activities for everyone! Everyone enjoyed guided hike, pumpkin painting, learning about the forest and much more!
Our free 2017 annual Forest Fair was held at Lindsay Tract Trails. There wasr a morning of inspiring guest speakers, FREE BBQ LUNCH an afternoon of fun outdoor activities. Please share this event and mark your calendars. See you there! The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association supports our local forest ecosystems. If you would like to help with this event or have questions, please contact amandastanger@bpba.ca This event is for families, kids and people of all ages! Come out and explore the forests of the Bruce!
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Saturday, October 14, 9 AM - 4 PM
Demonstration Site Tour
August 10, 2017
We hope you were able to join us and learn about projects that contributed to environmental stewardship. Free Barbecue for participants! Complimentary bus transportation was provided
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Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
Bayside Astronomy in Lion's Head is finished for 2017! Please join us next year
The program for Bayside Astronomy ran until Labour Day. We plan to be at Lion's Head, Singing Sands, MIller's Family Camp and Summerhouse Park next year. The program starts around 9:00PM and runs, weather permitting, as long there are people interested in looking through the telescopes, or 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 in 2018!
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Environmental Network Meeting
Citizen groups, property owners, NGO's, and Government Agencies met to continue planning and implementation of the Conservation and Stewardship Plan
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Bringing environmental groups together
Karst, Judges Creek and More!
Annual General Meeting (AGM)
At the 2017 AGM, members found out 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 again offer this program. Check this site later for more details, or phone Elizabeth at (519) 377-5166.
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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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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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  • 2017 Raffle Tickets Now Available! Please support conservation on the Bruce Peninsula
  • Join us on an Eco-Adventure WILDERNESS ECO-ADVENTURES
  • See the Lindsay Tract Video!
  • See the Lion's Head Video!
  • See the Greig's Caves Video!
  • Forest Fair Saturday, October 14, 9 AM - 4 PM
  • Demonstration Site Tour
  • Bayside Astronomy: Celebrate our Natural Night Sky!
  • Environmental Network Meeting Bringing environmental groups together
  • Karst, Judges Creek and More! March 23 AGM
  • SEPTIC System Upgrades
  • Baptist Harbour Cleanup!
  • Trillium Grant for Soil Erosion
  • Fighting Phragmites on the Bruce Peninsula
  • Healthy Shorelines
  • 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.