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Severn Sound Environmental Association


Severn Sound Environmental Association

 Celebrating 20 Years of Continued Success

  • One of several Islands North of Sturgeon BayOne of several Islands North of Sturgeon Bay
    One of several Islands North of Sturgeon Bay
  • North Bay in Severn SoundNorth Bay in Severn Sound
    North Bay in Severn Sound, Georgian Bay
  • Matchedash River - Township of SevernMatchedash River - Township of Severn
    Matchedash River - Township of Severn
  • Entrance to Penetang HarbourEntrance to Penetang Harbour
    Entrance to Penetang Harbour at Asylum Point

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

 Find out about...

  • Severn Sound Source Protection AuthoritySevern Sound Source Protection Authority
    Drinking Water Source Protection in the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region and the Severn Sound Source Protection Authority.
  • Invasive Species - Glossy BuckthornInvasive Species - Glossy Buckthorn
    alien invasive species like Emerald Ash Borer and Giant Hogweed. Photo: Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula)
  • SSEA Tree PlantingSSEA Tree Planting
    tree planting projects that Severn Sound Environmental Association supports.
  • Severn Sound Partners ReceptionSevern Sound Partners Reception
    Severn Sound awards presented at the 2017 SSEA Partners Reception event and how to submit a nomination.
  • SSEA Tree DistributionSSEA Tree Distribution
    the SSEA Tree Distribution Program (order deadline: January 19, 2018)

​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.


SSEA 2017 Partners Reception

Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) held their annual Partners Reception on November 9th at the Oakwood Community Centre in Victoria Harbour.

At the event, SSEA acknowledged the many contributions made by landowners, partners and volunteers to various SSEA programs and projects, and presented a number of awards recognizing environmental champions.

Annual Reports Available

The SSEA Board and Staff summarize our accomplishments each year in an Annual Report. The 2016 Annual Report is now available. 

Other Annual Reports are available including: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015


Georgian Bay Water Levels

Visit the Canadian Hydrographic Service (CHS) Lake Huron Water Levels website for Midland water levels. The latest water level bulletin and forecast from CHS and Fisheries and Oceans Canada is also available here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Great Lake Dashboard allows for interactive visualization of historical water level data.

For current ice conditions from the Canadian Ice Service, click on the most current daily ice chart for the Eastern Great Lakes showing ice concentration or stage of development. Ice conditions can also be observed from the NOAA’s Great Lakes MODIS imagery for Lake Huron.

Current Flood Information

Map of the SSEA Area

SSEA Area Map