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

Objective:

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.

Summary:

For More Information:

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


Contact Information:

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


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