Celebrating 17 Years of Continued Success

SSEA Sign at 67 Fourth St. in Midland Ontario.

The Severn Sound Environmental Association is a community success story. Effective partnerships are the key to environmental conservation and protection. We rely on these partnerships with municipalities, organizations and individuals to raise awareness and achieve conservation, environmental and stewardship targets.

Click to learn about the Severn Sound Remedial Action Plan

Our Mission: To sustain environmental quality and to ensure continued protection through implementing a legacy of wise stewardship of Severn Sound and its tributaries.

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Fact Sheets

Several Fact Sheets are available that provide useful information on a range of topics relating to Severn Sound.
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Statoblast from a Bryoazoan colony found in Penetanguishene Harbour


  1. Minutes & Agendas
    - SSEA
    - SSSPA

  2. Award Nomiation Forms
    - Bob Whittam Environmental Award
    - Sustainability Award

  3. Source Water Protection Documents
    - Approved Assessment Report
    - Terms of Reference (0.6 mbs)

  4. Vist our list of downloadable Reports and Publications.

  5. Maps
    - Monitoring Stations
    - SSEA Area
    - Swimming Areas
    - SSEA Office Location


  1. Find out what events SSEA will be holding or attending with our displays by visiting our calendar.

  2. When is the next SSEA meeting?

  3. When is the next Severn Sound Source Protection Committee meeting?
Portion of the North Shore of Severn Sound


Are you interested in donating time by volunteering? Visit our Volunteer Opportunities Page to find out how you can help.

If you would like to make a financial donation, find out how by visiting our Donations Page.

Portion of the North Shore of Severn Sound

Grant Funding

To find out about grant funding available, contact us at 705-527-5166.

Lake Simcoe & South-eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program Funding


Scudder Mackey speaking at 2014 SSEA Open HouseOn July 17, 2014 the SSEA hosted the 17th Annual Open House at the Midland Public Library.

Guest Speaker, Scudder D Mackey, Ph.D, Chief, Office of Coastal Management at Ohio Department of Natural Resources spoke to an engaged group of Severn Sound area citizens that included; Mayors, Councillors, municipal staff, Shoreline Association groups,boating and marine associations, Coastal Attendees of the 2014 SSEA Open House viewing the diplay informationConservation and business owners about managing the Georgian Bay shoreline, addressing environmental impacts and changes in the Great Lakes Water Levels.

Contact the SSEA Office for more information


Lake Simcoe South-eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program

The Lake Simcoe South-eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program (CSP) is being offered to farm, non-farm, and shoreline landowners with property in the Severn Sound watershed area. The CSP provides education, support, and financial incentives to help implement water quality and other environmental improvement projects.

A FREE Stewardship Workshop is being offered on Tuesday, October 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wyebridge Community Centre. Find out how to access grants and technical assistance for projects that improve water quality and aquatic habitat. More Information

Projects may include:

  • replacement of failed septic systems
  • shoreline erosion control and restoration
  • stream and fisheries improvements
  • farm livestock exclusion fencing & nutrient diversions
  • wetland restoration & enhancement
  • tree & shrub plantings, naturalization projects
  • other water quality improvement initiatives

The Severn Sound Environmental Association is one of the partners collaborating on the Lake Simcoe & South-eastern Georgian Bay Community Stewardship Program. Funding for the program is provided through Environment Canada under the Lake Simcoe South-eastern Georgian Bay Clean Up Fund.

To find out about upcoming CSP workshops, or for more information about the CSP: 705-725-7523 or LSGBCSP@ontario.ca

The SSSPA consists of members from the SSEA Board and administers the Source Water Protection Program in the Severn Sound Watershed. SSSPA is part of the:
South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region

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Sustainable Severn Sound Web Site

The Severn Sound Sustainability Plan is a vision for the Severn Sound watershed in the year 2050. It includes Goals, Strategic Directions and Actions that will, when implemented, ensure the sustainability of the watershed for generations to come. The Severn Sound Sustainability Plan was finalized and endorsed by all 9 partner municipalities in the Spring of 2009. More Information...

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