Wetland Restoration Project

Wetland Restoration Project

Our second massive undertaking to restore the Tanner swale is being held on Monday, July 13, 2020. In order to effectively manage the swale restoration, we need to remove the standing dead Phragmites, and the new growth before seed heads form. This will also allow us to spot and remove the newly emerging stalks.

We have hired the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre and Greenstream, who will be using an amphibious machine called a Truxor, and a crew of 4 using Stihl saws to help us clear the swale.

Volunteers are required to pile the cut Phragmites biomass on tarps, and move them to a pick up site for proper disposal by the Municipality. This work is all done on land. If you have waders, and would like to work in the water, opportunities are there for you, also. We have 8 sleds that need to be filled and pulled.

(Flexible times, lots of room for social distancing)

This is a great opportunity for students needing volunteer hours.

Where: Tanner Road (Please register at the IPP sign.)
When: Monday, July 13, 2020 (beginning at 9:00 for half a day)

Please wear: close toed shoes/boots, sunscreen, hat, long pants, long-sleeved shirt, garden gloves (also available on site), mask (available on site)

You may want to bring: a rake, refillable water bottle (water will be available), lawn chair, snack (Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions food will not be provided.)

The St. Clair Region Conservation Authority will be providing a port-a-pot. Disinfectant and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Join In

Many hands make light work. If you can join us, please let Sandra (below):

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If you can not join us in person, donations would be greatly appreciated through e-transfers using our email address, [email protected].