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The State of the Bay Project

Turning Science Into Action

We are excited to announce that the next State of the Bay report will be released in summer 2023! The report will include research about water, wetlands, fisheries, and species at risk, and incorporate Indigenous knowledges to deepen our collective understanding of environmental change.

We Need Your Help to Protect Georgian Bay

Donate directly to the State of the Bay program to support our team of scientists to do extensive data analysis, identify important environmental trends, and focus on the threats we need to manage most.


While Georgian Bay can feel like wilderness, it is subject to virtually all of the same pressures as the other Great Lakes – invasive species, climate change, and development pressures.

To help monitor these changes, the Georgian Bay Biosphere launched the State of the Bay project in 2008. We wanted to know -are things getting better, getting worse, or needing more research?

Together with our expert advisors and partners, several ‘aquatic ecosystem health indicators were identified to help us tell the story of the nearshore and offshore water of eastern Georgian Bay. State of the Bay ecosystem health reports were issued in 2013 and 2018 with the goal to gather the best available research and share it with people who care about Georgian Bay.


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are many opportunities for your business or organization to sponsor the State of the Bay including online campaigns, the magazine, conference, and more! Reach an audience of over 100,000 residents and cottagers.

Thank you Iron City Fishing Club,Tamarack North LTD, and South Channel Association for being Leading Sponsors!

Biosphere staff using a D-net to disturb the bottom of a lake during water quality monitoring.
Spawning monitoring.

Support Your Biosphere

With your support, we can expand our impact in the Georgian Bay region through conservation and education.

We are a registered Canadian charity #87100 1335 RR0001