This blog comes from Algonquin Provinical Park’s team of biologists and ecologists.
Algonquin is a stronghold of headwaters.
Most of our lakes are fed by cold, clean water that bubbles up from the ground. That water flows out of the park and feeds countless lakes and streams in southern Ontario.
One of the goals in establishing the boundaries of the park was to protect those headwaters…because if headwaters become compromised, so too does everything downstream.
That strategy has worked remarkably well in the park’s 125-year history.
Unfortunately, last summer we made a devastating discovery.