Environment Conservation and Climate

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Environment, conservation and climate

  • Conservation Authorities

    The Township of Tudor and Cashel has two Conservation Authorities that are responsible for the water sheds within our geographic boundaries. For more information and any permit information please follow the links.

    Crowe Valley Conservation Authority

    Quinte Conservation Authority

  • Invasive Species

    Invasive species are spreading

    Hundreds of invasive species have infiltrated our lakes, rivers and forests. This puts our native fish, plants and animals and their habitats at risk.

    After an invasive species arrives it is almost impossible to remove it. This can cause irreparable damage to important habitats and ecosystems.

    Ontario Invasive species Information

     

  • Wild Parsnip

    Flowers grow in yellowish-green clusters.
    Flowers grow in yellowish-green clusters.

    Wild  Parsnip Ontario site.

  • Blue-Green Algae

    BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

    For general information on blue-green algae, please refer to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ website at Blue-green algae | ontario.ca .

    Fact Sheet – Information for drinking water system owners and operators

    Fact Sheet – Information About Blue Green Algae

     

    Jordan Lake (Hwy 62, Tudor) — Township of Tudor and Cashel

    The Belleville Area Office of the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) attended this site on August 31, 2023 in response to a notification regarding a possible blue green algal bloom in Jordan Lake, in the Township of Tudor and Cashel.

     

    Final Laboratory results for both locations are indicative of blue-green algal blooms (specifically Phormidium, Dolichospermum, and Spirulina at Location 1 and Phormidium, Planktothrix, and Spirulina at Location 2) and mats of green algae at both locations (specifically Mougeotia).

     

    The samples from Location 1 and 2 had Total Microcystin concentrations of 0.37 μg/L and 0.21 μg/L, respectively. Anatoxin-A and Microcystin-LR for both locations were below the laboratories reported detection limit.

     

    Health Canada’s Recreational Limit for Microcystin is 10 μg/L, and Ontario’s Drinking Water Standard is 1.5 μg/L.

     

    These results are based on the amount of algal material in the submitted samples. Algal blooms have the potential to change over time if conditions are favourable for growth.

     

    Health related questions should be directed to local Public Health or a Physician.

     

    For general information on blue-green algae, please refer to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ website at Blue-green algae | ontario.ca or the fact sheets attached.