Motts Mills Conservation Area

Motts Mills Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA)

Timeline for Completion: Opened June, 2016


The new Motts Mills Conservation Area is a small but beautiful site that sustains a significant piece of wetland habitat and is home to the recently decommissioned Motts Mills Dam.

For several years, the aging Motts Mills Dam and struggling wetland was identified as an important project. The dam, constructed in 1952 to maintain water levels on the Hutton Marsh, was in need of replacement. The wetland, once home to a diverse number of waterfowl and wildlife, was slowly being overtaken by cattails. The Motts Mills wetland is ecologically significant and is greatly valued by many local residents because of its migratory, living and breeding habitat for Ontario waterfowl and migratory birds.


Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
3889 Rideau Valley Drive PO Box 599
Manotick, ON K4M 1 A5
613 692 3571

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Project entered on: September 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm

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