We are happy to see focus on soil erosion in Ontario.
The non-profit Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association will receive approximately $240,000 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to support its efforts to tackle the problem of soil erosion on agricultural land.
The BPBA says its ongoing work with farmers on the peninsula will improve water quality by preventing sediments from entering streams, while also benefiting farmland by keeping soil and nutrients on fields.
“The objectives are not just water quality but local community enhancement as well,” Neils Munk, a program manager with the association, said in an interview Thursday.
Soil erosion has been linked to poor stream water conditions that flow downstream into Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, the organization says. It also reduces the fertility of farmers’ fields.