2022 Father's Day Food Box and Silent Auction

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association
June 2022
12:00 PM EDT
June 2022
07:00 PM EDT

About Our Auction

Stream restoration includes rebuilding and repairing stream banks with bio-engineering techniques. This work reduces the amount of sedimentation from re-occurring over prime spawning habitat; improves fish habitat (e.g. channel edges, channel centre, reducing the width/depth ratio by narrowing and deepening the channel, creating pools, improving available river bottom substrate). This also reduces the effects of low water levels and water temperatures from getting higher in the summer, thereby enhancing the overall quality and productivity of aquatic habitats over the long term.

Our work has proven successful! We continue to raise funds to work towards our goal of completing all 182 degraded stream sites outlined in our Island Wide Environmental Assessment on Manitoulin, concentrating on our top 10 areas. Alongside this work, Manitoulin Streams continues to offer educational tours to all groups including schools, local community members and tourists. Our group believes in offering summer job experiences to those seeking a career in the environmental field and seeking additional ways to keep our island healthy, as well as help businesses continue to thrive.

We are grateful for your support! Together we can make a difference and restore our precious aquatic watersheds on beautiful Manitoulin Island!

Check us out at www.manitoulinstreams.com

About Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association

Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association is grass roots, a not-for -profit organization that is focused on large-scale, community based efforts to rehabilitate aquatic ecosystems on Manitoulin Island, in central Ontario. We bring the entire community together to do this via joint private and public driven initiatives. Our efforts rehabilitate and enhance water quality and the fisheries resource on Manitoulin Island and Lake Huron which is fed by the streams. We came together in 2001, became incorporated in 2007 and achieved charitable status in 2011. Since our inception, we have completed 78 stream restoration projects, bringing over $6.2 million to our local economy. Our Environmental Tech and Coordinator provides educational events across Manitoulin Island on a yearly basis, including stream tours, presentations, school talks and attending local events like farmer’s markets and fall fairs. In 2021, we reached over 725 people with our Outreach Program despite the COVID19 restrictions and reached an additional 236,998 people through our online presence using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our website.

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