Black Rapids Wetland Restoration Project

Black Rapids Wetland Restoration Project

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: The wetland will be monitored in 2017, 2019, 2021


The NCC is collaborating with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to design and construct a wetland in the headwaters of Black Rapids Creek, located in the Greenbelt. The wetland will:
• improve water quality
• provide rare wetland habitat along the Black Rapids Creek system
• increase overall biodiversity

The work planned for September 2016, includes:
• repositioning of fill from the existing work zone to create a wetland feature with a variety of side slopes
• installation of woody debris (i.e. root wads, basking logs and sweeper trees)
• re-vegetation of the riparian area by planting native trees, shrubs and
wetland vegetation

Post effectiveness monitoring of the new wetland feature is planned for 2017, 2019, 2021.


For More Information:

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

Contact Information:

Project entered on: September 3, 2016 at 5:17 pm

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