October 5, 2021

Quinte Conservation, in partnership with local municipalities and the Government of Canada’s National Mitigation Program, and in collaboration with Zuzek Inc. Consultants, have started a shoreline study that aims to collect information to aid in further protection of Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario shorelines, as well as safeguarding coastal communities from hazards related to flooding and erosion.

Quinte Watershed shoreline residents with properties on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario are invited to participate in a virtual consultation for the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario Shoreline Management Plan.
The first of two public consultations will run from October 6th – October 31st. Individuals are invited to visit to learn about the project, view presentations from staff and consultants, and provide input through an online survey.

The final plan will include beneficial items such as an updated shoreline inventory; updated hazard mapping for flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches; recommendations for protecting shorelines and shoreline property owners; and information to assist municipal planning recommendations and decisions.

Quinte Conservation CAO, Brad McNevin says, “We are excited for the opportunity to study Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario shorelines as this will help improve the resiliency of our coastal communities against natural hazards associated with flooding, erosion, and dynamic beaches.”

This project is a joint initiative with regional partners including Prince Edward County, the City of Belleville, the City of Quinte West, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, the Town of Deseronto, and the Town of Greater Napanee. 50 percent of the funding is provided by the Government of Canada’s National Disaster Mitigation Program and the other 50 percent is shared by municipal partners. This project is expected to be completed in early 2022 and will include a second public consultation period to share the draft plan.

Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency. It serves 18 municipalities in the watersheds of the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers and Prince Edward County. It provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. Quinte Conservation’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at


For more information contact:
Mark Boone, Project Coordinator
(613) 968-3434 ext. 120 OR (613) 354-3312 ext. 120