Organization: National Capital Commission (NCC) and Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)
Timeline for Completion: Started 2018 Ongoing
A wetland restoration project in the heart of Ottawa’s Greenbelt has led to an explosion of biodiversity.
Birds such as mallards, killdeer and red-winged blackbirds have returned to the area off Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive after one season of restoration work.
Fish and amphibians are also increasing in number and making the wetland home again.
“I get really excited to see who has moved in, and who is using certain habitat types,” said Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) aquatic biologist Jennifer Lamoureux, who designed the wetland’s features.
Now, the restored wetland areas have been reconnected to the groundwater system and feature three large, permanent ponds of varying depths, with logs and branches for fish and wildlife habitat and a range of native wetland plants.
Aquatic and Fish Habitat Biologist
Project entered on: August 17, 2019 at 11:21 am