Wetlands are beautiful! Wetlands provide recreation to skate, canoe, swim, watch birds, turtles, frogs, fish and dragonflies and allow us to recharge! In 2022, the Healthy Headwater Wetland Program reached a 100 wetland milestone! We have restored 117 wetlands (more than 270 acres), since 2008.
Thanks to you! who:
1) value wetlands;
2) conserve natural areas, woodlots, wet areas, grasslands, on your property; and
3) restore lost or degraded wet areas
Upstream actions to restore wetlands and plant native vegetation improves downstream communities by reducing costs due to flooding or erosion, improving water quality and improving habitat for fish and other wildlife. In 2022, landowners in our watershed restored more wetlands than in other years. Landowners restored 19 wetlands, one tallgrass prairie and planted 3,784 native plants! We restored 14 acres of wetlands.
Nearest city or town: Ailsa Craig
Project start date: April 6, 2022
End date: December 12, 2022
Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Angela Van Niekerk