Lake Simcoe Protection Plan

We have the luckiest lake in Ontario, but we’ll need to work hard for our luck to continue. Lake Simcoe’s water quality has improved since the 1990s due to a huge amount of work and restoration. But we are no longer seeing much in the way of improvement. We have already picked the low-hanging fruit — the work we need to do in the future is going to be more expensive and harder to do. And the challenge is greater than before; the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan says that we need to reduce the phosphorus loads to the lake by about 40 per cent over the next 35 years for lake trout and whitefish populations to survive without our help.

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