This project took place to research the species on a local scale, educate communities on the current status of the species and to complete restoration projects within the Saugeen watershed that would ultimately promote the protection and recovery of the endangered minnow.
SVCA staff attended community events in order to spread awareness about the existing habitats within our communities, and the importance of protecting our cold-water stream habitats for species recovery. A cover crop incentive program, tree planting and riparian vegetation planting projects took place for the purpose of mitigating threats through 1)The implementation of agricultural BMPs, 2) Minimizing nutrient loading to our waterways, 3)Reducing soil erosion for the by decreasing the amount of sediment entering the waterways, 4)Promoting cooler water temperatures by improving canopy cover. Approximately 5000 trees and shrubs were planted along Redside Dace habitat. Partners: Trout Unlimited, Stewardship Grey Bruce
Nearest city or town: Southgate
Project start date: March 1, 2018
End date: April 15, 2020
Project focus: Combination of Education, Restoration, and Monitoring
Project contact: Brittany Taylor