Environmental sustainability is at the heart of several initiatives and industries in Tiny Township. Different organizations and projects are working to preserve our environment, and minimize our impact.
Severn Sound Sustainability
Severn Sound is a group of bays covering an area of approximately 130 km² and is located in southeastern Georgian Bay, Lake Huron. The immediate watershed of the Sound covers an area of approximately 1000 km². The contact between the Precambrian shield and the sedimentary bedrock with varying overburden runs down the middle of the Sound. The basin is a complex of sheltered to exposed bays ranging from 2 to 4 m deep in the eastern end to a 43 m deep basin off the northern end of Beausoleil Island where the Sound meets Georgian Bay.
The Severn Sound watershed encompasses a combination of small urban and rural areas with a permanent population of approximately 110,000 people and a seasonal population of 300,000 people. The small urban areas are served by nine municipal sewage plants and extensive areas on private sewage systems. Municipal water supplies include thirty two groundwater systems and two surface water systems.
Please visit the Severn Sound Environmental Association webpage for more information.
In 2016, the Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) conducted a survey of private water wells in the Farlain Lake area, funded by the Township of Tiny. Review the report (PDF).
The SSEA wetland evaluation of Tiny Bog was reviewed and accepted by the Ministry of Natural Resources. The SSEA has subsequently prepared a final report on the project. Review the report (PDF).
Conservation & Environmental Initiatives
Farming & Agriculture
Economic Development North Simcoe is a non-profit organization incorporated by the Town of Midland, the Town of Penetanguishene, the Township of Tay and the Township of Tiny for the purpose of collaboratively promoting the economic health and prosperity of North Simcoe, including the sustainable growth of farming and agriculture in the region.