May 26, 2020

May-June Around the Rideau Newsletter now available!

Stillwater Creek Wetland Restoration 
One year in and the Stillwater Creek Wetland Restoration project is proving to be very positive for habitat and critters both. The three constructed wetland cells have proved that they provide water retention, thus mitigating downstream erosion — that’s a win! The restoration project was completed in the fall of 2018 when plant diversity was low; however, by early summer in 2019 the wetland had greened up nicely with a major boost in plant diversity. As wetland vegetation continues to evolve and grow, the number and diversity of fish and wildlife will also improve. So far, 13 species of fish have decided to make the restoration project home. We’re looking forward to seeing this natural gem metamorphose into an even more diverse habitat. For more info, contact JENNIFER at ext. 1108, .

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