Local community encouraged to attend

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 Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Green Glade Sr. Public School, 1550 Green Glade, Mississauga. The event is in partnership with the Rattray Marsh Protection Association and the Region of Peel.

In 2010, Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) developed a plan in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Rattray Marsh Protection Association 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 local residents. The first phase may be initiated during the Region of Peel’s Bexhill pump house decommissioning project, scheduled for early 2013, or at any time funding becomes available. This first phase will involve construction of a portion of the temporary road that will facilitate future sediment removal.

Event agenda:

  • 7:00 – CVC: Opening remarks
  • 7:05 – Rattray Marsh Protection Association presents
  • 7:15 – CVC: Project history
  • 7:30 – EA recap
  • 7:45 – Restoration plan
  • 8:00 – Region of Peel presents
  • 8:15 – Patricia Mullin, Regional Councillor: Closing remarks
  • 8:25 – 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.

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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 Credit River. 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.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Paul Biscaia
Restoration Technician
Credit
Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 427
[email protected]

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