Restoration of a wildlife sanctuary and National Historic site, including the installation of a carp-exclusion fishway, replanting of native species, and other initiatives to improve water quality within the marsh.
Ongoing project involving herbicide application and vegetation cutting of invasive cattail and phragmites to open up channels in the marsh and create open water and edgewater habitat.
Project to restore the degraded riparian zone of the stream, to minimize erosion and sedimentation, and improve creek shading.
Replacement of an agricultural crossing in a head water stream with an embedded culvert to improve flow and fish passage.
Rehabilitation of an abandoned quarry site to create a fen – the rarest form of wetland in Ontario – and created important habitat for flora and fauna.
Similar to all municipalities across Canada, up until the 1990’s the City of Kitchener piped, straightened and channelized many of its streams to convey stormwater away from developed areas as quickly as possible. This was a common flood risk mitigation...