Wetland Habitat: Brewer Park Pond Restoration

OBJECTIVES:

  • Reconnecting the landlocked Brewer Park Pond to the main channel of the Rideau River
  • Providing improved spawning, nursery, rearing and feeding habitat for the local fish community (smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, yellow perch, northern pike, walleye and muskellunge) in the Rideau River all year round.

 

ACTIONS:

In 2014, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority led the creation of a new wetland and pond by organizing shoreline plantings, and building a breeding bird habitat, an amphibian habitat, turtle nesting beds, and basking logs.

 

PARTNERS:

  • Carleton University's Fish Biology & Conservation Physiology Lab
  • City of Ottawa
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Minto
  • MNRF
  • Muskies Canada
  • Niblett Environmental
  • Ottawa South Community Association
  • Richcraft

 

MAKING WAVES:

  • 16,000 square metres of new, functioning wetland and fish habitat in the heart of the City of Ottawa
  • 1,000 truckloads of soil removed to contour pond into more productive habitat
  • 120 community volunteers helped plant over 1,600 trees, shrubs and aquatic plants in and around the pond
  • 8 weeks of construction from October to December 2014
  • Numerous basking logs, root wads and log piles installed as habitat for turtles, fish, amphibians

 

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT: 

Jennifer Lamoureux

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority

jennifer.lamoureux@rvca.ca

 

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