The Mississauga Lakeshore community is encouraged to attend a public information session on restoring the health of Rattray Marsh. The session, hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), will be held Monday, November, 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at GreenGladeSr.Public School, 1550 Green Glade, Mississauga. The event is in partnership with the Rattray Marsh Protection Association.
In 2010, CVC developed a plan in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Rattray Marsh Protection Association and municipal partners to restore the health of the marsh. Excess sediment has buried the native marsh ecosystem, resulting in poor water quality, low water depth and an influx of invasive species. The plan went through a formal environmental assessment (EA).
Restoration will be done in phases to reduce the impact to wildlife and as funding provides. The first phase, the construction of a portion of a temporary road to facilitate sediment removal, was completed in 2013. The second phase, removing sediment from the marsh, is scheduled for early 2014.
- 7:00 – Opening remarks: Rattray Marsh Protection Association
- 7:15 – CVC presents: Rattray Marsh Natural Heritage Overview, Restoration Plan and Update
- 7:30 – CVC presents: Site Plan 2014
- 7:45 – CVC presents: Other Lands Management Activities
- 8:00 – Q & A Session
Opportunities for public discussion and feedback will be provided. For more information, contact Paul Biscaia, Restoration Technician for CVC at 905-670-1615 ext. 427 or [email protected]. More information can be found at www.creditvalleyca.ca/rattrayrestoration.
Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the CreditRiver. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.