Rattray Marsh saw a number of major environmental restoration efforts in recent months. Residents can learn more about these efforts at a public information session on Tuesday, May 5 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Glade Sr. Public School, 1550 Green Glade, Mississauga.

The session on restoring the health of Rattray Marsh Conservation Area will be hosted by Credit Valley Conservation (CVC), Credit Valley Conservation Foundation (CVCF) and the Rattray Marsh Protection Association (RMPA). Opportunities for public discussion and feedback will be provided.

Participants are asked to register online by May 4 at https://rattray.eventbrite.ca.

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has been actively removing excess sediment that was burying the native marsh ecosystem. CVC removed the final remnants of sediment this winter. Attendees will learn about the restoration and next steps.

With its extensive ash tree coverage, Rattray Marsh Conservation Area was hit hard by the emerald ash borer (EAB) infestation. Attendees will learn about the impact of EAB and work being done to manage ash trees at the conservation area. Ash tree management involves inoculating healthy trees against EAB as well as removing infested trees that cannot be saved and pose a hazard to people on trails and private property.

Event agenda:

  • 7:00 – RMPA: Opening Remarks
  • 7:10 – CVC: Natural Heritage Overview
  • 7:20 – CVC: Rattray Marsh Restoration Update
  • 7:40 – CVC: EAB and Ash Tree Management Update
  • 8:00 – CVCF: Fundraising Announcement
  • 8:05 – Question and answer session

Contact CVC’s Jon MacMull at 905-670-1615 ext. 385 or [email protected] for more information.

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 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 gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Photo: On May 5, local residents will gather at Green Glade Public School to discuss Rattray Marsh restoration.

Link: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Rattray.jpg

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Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing & Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

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