Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Study

In March of 2013, Vermilion River Stewardship (VRS) officially announced receiving a $103,200 Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) grant to undertake the Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Monitoring Project.   VRS objectives were to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all the negative inputs affecting water quality and water quantity, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River.  The study provides base-line data to help identify any future issues that might arise from development projects vying for its waters.

VRS completed the 3-year study and submitted our reports (see below) in 2016.  The sampling area covered the upper reaches of the Vermilion River, several kilometres above Capreol, and extended all the way out to its confluence with the Spanish River.

VRS is very grateful to the OTF for providing the funding opportunity to undertake this important study.  Below is the presentation made to Vale, as well as the final reports by VRS and Conservation Sudbury.  If you wish to have a copy of the Phytoplankton Study by the Ontario Institute of Technology or the Sediment Core Study by Queen’s University, please send any requests to Info@VermilionRiverStewards.ca: