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Partners Help Keep Lake Simcoe Clean

McGuinty Government Appoints Coordinating Committee

Twelve residents from the Simcoe, York and Toronto area will help guide implementation of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. 

The government has appointed 12 members to the new Lake Simcoe Coordinating Committee. They represent a variety of backgrounds including academia, government, environment and conservation, First Nations, urban planning, and design and agriculture.

The committee will provide input to the policies and measures developed as part of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan -- including how to regulate the shoreline and reduce phosphorus levels. 

Members of the committee will also monitor the progress of implementing the plan and make recommendations for the long-term strategy.

Quick Facts

  • Committee members are appointed for terms of up to three years.
  • The first anniversary of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan is June 2, 2010.
  • In addition to the permanent residents in the area, there are more than 12,000 cottages on the lake, increasing the population during the summer months.

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“Protecting Lake Simcoe is a shared responsibility. Everyone needs to do their part to ensure the lake is protected. The government is committed to working with its partners to implement the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.”

John Gerretsen

Minister of the Environment

“Improving the health of Lake Simcoe will take steady sustained commitment from all stakeholders, including government. Representation from those who live and work in or near the lake will help us ensure the interests of all who benefit from using it will be top of mind as policies and programs are developed.”

Aileen Carroll

MPP Barrie

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