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An afternoon at Fairy Lake: public invited to local research project info session

A chance to hear initial project findings and recommendations, ask questions and learn more

Surrounded by the fall colours of Saugeen Shores’ beloved Fairy Lake, next week University of Waterloo researchers will deliver initial project findings and recommendations from a multi-year study into improving the health of the lake.


Members of the public are invited to attend “An Afternoon at Fairy Lake” where they will hear from researchers and have a chance to ask questions and speak with the Fairy Lake project team.


Following the presentation, all are welcome to take part in planting some native seedlings near the lake—bring your own trowel, gardening gloves or bare hands!

When: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 (rain date: Oct. 5) Where: Fairy Lake Rotary Pavilion, 260 High Street, Southampton (this is an outdoor event in the covered pavilion) Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Led by Dr. Rebecca Rooney and Dr. Heidi Swanson, the research team began studying the current condition of the lake last year, presenting their preliminary analysis to the Town of Saugeen Shores Council this summer.


The ecological restoration research project is being administered by the Nuclear Innovation Institute’s Environment@NII program and funded by Bruce Power, the Town of Saugeen Shores, University of Waterloo and Invasive Phragmites Control Centre, in partnership with the Historic Saugeen Métis, who have a long connection to this natural waterbody.


Learn more about other Environment@NII research projects by visiting nii.ca/environment-at-nii.