The Vermilion River had a confirmed Blue-green Algae bloom in February of 2013, and it had persisted since November of 2012. The Vermilion River Watershed has 9 City of Sudbury Waste Water Treatment Facilities releasing treated, untreated and undertreated effluent into its waters. With climate change upon us it is imperative that treatment methods be significantly improved, and that further development be restricted. Our fresh water resources are quickly becoming one of our greatest concerns.
The film below was produced by the Windsor Essex County Environment Committee in partnership with the Essex Region Conservation Authority and the International Joint Commission, this 5 minute video promotes steps we can all take to reduce the problems contributing to blue-green algae.