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.
- 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.
- 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
Aquatic and Fish Habitat Biologist,
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
613-692-3571 ext. 1108