Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation

Free Coastal Webinar Series

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The 2021 Coastal Webinar Series is now open for registration! This is an opportunity for citizens to build their coastal knowledge-base, and learn about important issues threatening water quality and ecosystem health along the Lake Huron shoreline. These webinars encourage landowners to take action on their own properties by providing tangible examples of what they can do to protect and improve coastal habitats and water quality.

Break-up With Plastic

Tuesday, May 11th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn about the impacts of plastic pollution on coastal ecosystems, including impacts on water quality, tourism, and Species at Risk. They will also learn useful tips on how they can reduce their "plastic footprint" and report common shoreline garbage through Great Canadian Shoreline, and how to do a solo/small beach clean-up safely.

Register for Plastic Pollution Webinar HERE

Living Shorelines

Tuesday, June 8th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn about the different types of coastal ecosystems, including how beach and dune ecosystems work, bluff erosion, sediment transport, and the benefits of naturalized shorelines.

Register for Living Shoreline Webinar HERE

Shoreline Development: Who does what?

Tuesday, June 29th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn how to ensure their shoreline project is sustainable, what agencies are involved and tips for going through the permitting process. This process can be confusing, we're here to help!

Register for Shoreline Development Webinar HERE

Coastal Plants Boot-Camp

Tuesday, July 20th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn how to identify common and some uncommon native plants found along the Lake Huron shoreline and report common shoreline invasive species along with options and techniques for removal. They will also learn how to identify and report potential shoreline plants that are Species at Risk.

Register for Coastal Plant Webinar HERE

In a Flap about Shorebirds

Tuesday, August 10th, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn about the common shorebirds found along the Great Lakes, reasons species may become at risk, like the Piping Plover. Participants will also learn the basics of the Species at Risk Act (SARA) and the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the value of protecting Species at Risk. 

Register for Shorebird Webinar HERE

Species at Risk

Tuesday, August 31st, 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST. Participants will learn about the Species at Risk who rely on the Lake Huron shoreline, threats and stressors that impact them, such as the Monarch Butterfly. It will help participants better understand how we can help our plant and animals’ communities at risk! 

Register for Species at Risk Webinar HERE