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Jock River Fish Habitat Embayment Creation Project

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, with their partners, has built a fish habitat embayment at the Richmond Conservation Area, located in Ottawa, Ontario. The project involved converting an existing grassed park area into a small wetland embayment along the shore of the Jock River. Raab Construction helped construct the wetland with the assistance of many dedicated volunteers.

Construction Highlights

  • 1,000 square metres of new spawning, nursery, rearing and feeding habitat created to support the 40 species of fish that reside in the Jock River
  • 9 days of construction took place in October 2014
  • 108 truckloads of fill were removed from the Jock River floodplain
  • 100 metres of new shoreline created by re-grading the existing slope and planting a shoreline buffer around the perimeter of the new embayment

In 2014, the Jock River Embayment Creation Project won the Top Canadian Fishing Industry Conservation Project Award.

Project Partners

  • Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada — Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program
  • Muskies Canada Ottawa Chapter
  • National Defence Fish and Game Club
  • Community Foundation of Ottawa
  • Ottawa Fly Fishers Society
  • Shell Fueling Change
  • Fendock

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Information
Jennifer Lamoureux
Aquatic and Fish Habitat Biologist,
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
Jennifer.lamoureux@rvca.ca
613-692-3571 ext. 1108

Contact Us

Address:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Manotick, Ontario K4M 1A5

Phone:
613-692-3571, 1-800-267-3504

Email:
info@rvca.ca

Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Member of: conservation ontario