One of the many on stream/river projects currently under way with the Beaver River Watershed Initiative is the Little Beaver River. In 2016-17 BRWI received a number of member inquires about the health of the Little Beaver River in Thornbury. In response to this and having received funding from the the Lake Huron Georgian Bay Community Action Initiative as well as funding from the town of Blue Mountains, BRWI has been able to do on stream restoration work on one stretch of the river, water quality testing, and temperature measurements on 6 sections of the river from April to November 2019, and as of Sept 2020 we just finished electrofishing a eight site presence/absence community survey of fish species in the Little Beaver River. Given the results of our studies and the electrofishing, the next steps on rehabilitation of the Little Beaver River is that we (BRWI) recommend the installation of a Fish Culvert (similar to a fish ladder) on the river.
Nearest city or town: Thornbury
Project start date: August 24, 2018
Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Bradley Mulligan, Andy McKee, Project Co Chairs, Beaver River Watershed Initiative