Cyanobacteria (Blue Green Algae)
The presence of Cyanobacteria, or more commonly known as Blue Green Algae, has been an issue of concern in the Vermilion River system. To find out what the Vermilion River Stewardship has done to address this issue you can check out our Blog postings on this subject here.
To learn more about how this can affect those people using river water for drinking, swimming, washing, or even eating fish from the river, then you will find some excellent information at Sudbury and District Health Department, and/or Health Canada. The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change also has an excellent pamphlet Blue-green Algae – Information for Cottagers and Home Owners to round out your knowledge on this subject.