Success Stories

These success stories are intended to inspire local conservation and restoration efforts, to share project ideas, and to connect people and organizations across Canada.

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Brougham Creek Restoration
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Brougham Creek Restoration

A creek channel was restored after urban development lead to sediment spills that caused habitat damage and flow alteration in the creek. The intersection of nature and urban development is often difficult to navigate, and…

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Shoreline Restoration at Mimico Waterfront Park
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Shoreline Restoration at Mimico Waterfront Park

A shoreline restoration project improved fish habitat by improving structural habitat and native vegetation. Mimico Waterfront Park was a Waterfront Initiative that was executed in part with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. The main…

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Alfred Kuehne Boulevard Stream Realignment Project
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Alfred Kuehne Boulevard Stream Realignment Project

A straightened concrete channel was replaced with natural meanders and habitat features such as riffles, pools and runs, improving fish habitat and invertebrate habitat. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s Alfred Kuehne Boulevard Stream Realignment Project…

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Barneys River Habitat Initiative
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Barneys River Habitat Initiative

Stream restoration and monitoring activities were carried out to increase overall fish habitat quality and quantity to assist the Atlantic salmon population in the Northumberland Strait.

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Saltwater Solution
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Saltwater Solution

Cornwallis Marsh was restored from a freshwater wetland back to its historical state as a salt marsh through the breach of an old dike.

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Evans Creek Re-Watering
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Evans Creek Re-Watering

This project re-established ground water channels and spawning habitat within the diked off sections of the former Cheakamus River floodplain.

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West Brohm Lake
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West Brohm Lake

Three wetlands for amphibians were created to offset the impact on several permanent and ephemeral wetlands from construction for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Campbell River Estuary
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Campbell River Estuary

The Campbell River Estuary transformed from a heavy industrial site to one of British Columbia’s most prolific salmon spawning rivers.

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