Pollution in Lake Simcoe Persuasive Essay by Shawnss

Pollution in Lake Simcoe
A toxicological evaluation of the pollution in Lake Simcoe, Ontario.
# 112790 | 1,823 words | 17 sources | APA | 2008 | CA

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The paper examines the environmental issues in Lake Simcoe, one of the popular summer resort areas in southern Ontario. The paper discusses the effects of urbanization, recreation and water pollution on the lake and its marine life. The paper also shows how air pollution affects the lake, directly and indirectly. The paper calls for each one of us to do our part in the conservation effort.

Urban sprawl
Lake Simcoe and Recreation
Impact on Marine Life
Air Pollution on the Watershed

From the Paper:

"Lake Simcoe is one of the popular summer resort areas in southern Ontario [1]. This body of water is located between the Georgian Bay and Lake Ontario and is often used for recreational boating and fishing [2]. The Lake Simcoe watershed and the Nattawassaga watershed are the two major sources feeding Lake Simcoe and cover 744 square kilometres surrounding most of the lake and is currently a hot spot for environmental action. Not only does the general population around the lake depend on it as their drinking water, but the lake itself is responsible for generating more than $200,000,000 per year in recreational revenue [4]. So it is disturbing to know that urbanization is leading to the pollution of the lake in terms of increasing levels of sewage, air pollution, and phosphorous among others [5]."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Simcoe, Lake. 2008. In Encyclopaedia Britannica, EncyclopaediaBritannica Online. http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9067831
  • Lake Simcoe. 2007. Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia.http://encarta.msn.com (c) 1997-2007 Microsoft Corporation.
  • Ontario - Lake Areas and Elevation. The Atlas of Canada.http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/lakes.html#ontario
  • Our lake & watershed. The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation. 2006. http://www.lsrca.on.ca/Foundation/About-Our-Lake.html
  • K.H. Nicholls. 1998. Lake Simcoe Water Quality Update, with Emphasis on Phosphorus Trends. Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

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