INVASIVE SPECIES - TENCH, In November 2018 reports have been made of this species in the Bay of Quinte near Belleville. Tench are an invasive fish native to Europe and western Asia
Quinte near Big Island.
BQRAP - Septic Stewardship Program
NOTICE - Blue-Green Algae has been reported locally
- Watch for Wild Parsnip, do NOT touch
See our Endangered Species page
Invasive Species - Giant Hog Weed in Southern Ontario (Word doc download)
Precautions for identifying Blue Green Algae
The Environment Program encourages residents with shore wells (dug well 100 ft, drilled 50 ft from shore) take extra precautions to identify the algae. If anyone identifies Blue Green Algae they should contact 613-396-3424.
Information on Blue Green Algae:
The Environment is a gift and it is our responsibility as caretakers to protect it. A healthy environment means healthy people. Honouring diversity, respecting creations life-cycle, embracing our interconnectedness to creation and practicing Kanyen’kenaka traditional beliefs and using the Ohenton Karihwate’hkwen as our guide are the foundation of a healthy and sustainable community for future generations.
Environmental Unit is responsible for:
The environment department oversees waste and recycling on the Territory. Household garbage (whether tagged or not) will NOT be accepted at the Transfer Depot - Large items, Electronics, Hazardous Waste and Fish Remains ONLY. Please see the Waste & Recycling page for more information.
The environmental department looks into roadside dumping and dumping on commonly held lands. Clean-up takes place to ensure the health and vitality of the community is upheld. Dumping on private lands are taken care of by the home/land processor, who ensures that the waste is taken to a proper facility. The Department also makes recommendations to CP holders to ensure that health problems related to waste are resolved.
Read about the Hidden Hazards of Backyard Burning.
This program educates the community on proper walleye harvesting techniques, and trains them on how to milk the fish for conservation measures. This program helps to restore and promote the traditional methods of “milking” the fish and returning the fertilized “milt” to the spawning beds, to increase the sustainability of the walleye by educating and promoting the traditional techniques to harvesters. Harvest Managers are not hired for enforcement, but for conservation purposes.
We have 16+ possible Species at Risk on the Territory, ranging from shrubs, grasses, trees, birds, turtles, snakes and butterflies. With continuing research we can locate more species to help to protect them and their habitat.
Sea Lampreys are considered a pest invasive species in the Great Lakes region. Sea lampreys are controlled in the Salmon River through a barrier installed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The barrier requires periodic inspection to assure the integrity of the barrier and channel, safety measures and equipment which are subject to damage or deterioration as a result of time, weathering and flood.
Each spring, a contractor is hired from Tyendinaga Territory to undergo the assessments of the Sea Lampreys for 10 weeks during their spawning season. With this research DFO estimates the population of Sea Lamprey in the Salmon River.
Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan Newsletter July 2015
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