Keeping Georgian Bay beaches healthy

Jenni Kaija

Jenni Kaija is the Assistant Ecologist for Ontario Parks working for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Responsibilities include looking at how beaches within the Southwest Zone are managed. The health of these areas are gauged through surveys and assessments of the shorelines, followed by suggestions for restoration and education efforts.

She kindly agreed to answer 10 questions (links below) for Georgian Bay Forever around beach ecology, stressors, and restoration efforts.

Beaches in the southwest of Georgian Bay:


These are Ontario Parks beaches in the southwest part of Georgian Bay (white background marks) . Yellow are beaches that are referred to in this question series. Red dots indicate non-operating parks. To locate Ontario Parks and find out more information, please visit the Ontario Parks locator.

About Georgian Bay Forever

Georgian Bay Forever is a charity that funds and supports scientific research, restoration projects and education that protect and enhance the waters of Georgian Bay, as part of the Great Lakes. Our vision is that Georgian Bay waters are healthy and thriving for future generations. Learn more about how you can support out work.