The Township of Georgian Bay has several environmental and sustainability organizations that work tirelessly to protect and preserve our community.

Environmental and Sustainability Organizations

Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council

Eastern Georgian Bay Stewardship Council (EGBSC) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization that works along the Eastern shore of Georgian Bay and nearby inland territory.

What EGBSC does

  • Supports survey work for fish and other aquatic habitats
  • Rehabilitates fish spawning beds and nests
  • Saves habitats for species at risk
  • Monitors waterbodies for invasive species

Contact EGBSC

Phone: 705-685-7532

Email:  egbaystewardship@gmail.com

Georgian Bay Association

Georgian Bay Association (GBA) is an umbrella group of 21 cottage associations. They represent over 4,400 families along the eastern and northern shores of Georgian Bay. 

What GBA does

  • Helps cottage associations create water quality testing programs
  • Monitors municipal planning issues
  • Gives input to governments on boating and fishing regulations
  • Lobbies senior levels of government about concerns that threaten Georgian Bay's unique ecology

Contact GBA

Email: gba@georgianbay.ca 

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve

Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (GBBR) is a not-for-profit community organization that protects the UNESCO Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve.

What GBBR does

  • Supports biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Fosters a shared responsibility for the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve
  • Holds species at risk and other educational outreach programs

Contact GBBR

Phone: 705-774-0978

Email: info@gbbr.ca

Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever (GBF) is a charity dedicated to scientific research and public education on Georgian Bay's aquatic ecosystem.

What GBF does

  • Researches water levels, water quality and ecosystems
  • Educates the public and governments on environmental protection
  • Helps stop the spread of invasive species

Contact GBF

Phone: 905-880-4945

Email: heather.sargeant@georgianbayforever.org

Georgian Bay Land Trust

Georgian Bay Land Trust (GBLT) is a not-for-profit registered charity supported by people who love and want to protect the wilderness of Georgian Bay. Consult their Visitor's Guide before visiting their protected properties. 

What GBLT does

  • Stewards gifted or sold wilderness lands (see their Public Access Guide for details on their protected properties) 
  • Tracks environmental changes on protected properties
  • Provides educational outreach programs (e.g. school trips, seminars and guided tours)
  • Protects the habitats of wildlife and fauna

Contact GBLT

Phone: 416-440-1519
Email: info@gblt.org

Severn Sound Environmental Association

Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) is a Joint Service Board under the Municipal Act that serves nine municipalities in the Severn Sound region.

What SSEA does

  • Monitors the open waters of Severn Sound and its tributaries
  • Promotes pollution prevention through educational and stewardship-based projects
  • Encourages source water protection
  • Educates municipalities and the community on invasive species
  • Runs tree planting programs

Contact SSEA

Phone: 705-527-5166

Email: sseainfo@midland.ca

Sustainable Severn Sound

Sustainable Severn Sound (SSS) is a collaborative, multi-sector sustainability program that provides leadership on the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan.

What SSS does

Contact SSS

Phone: 705-526-1371 x112

Email: info@sustainablesevernsound.ca

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