Year Two Projects

Carillon dam near hawkesbury, Ontario 

This project with Ottawa Riverkeeper is poised to reclaim 200km² of American Eel habitat by creating a fish ladder at the Carillon Dam near Hawkesbury, Ontario.

Pickering, Ontario

The City of Pickering has an ambitious plan to restore Frenchman’s Bay, starting with Rotary Frenchman’s Bay West Park. With The W. Garfield Weston Foundation’s support, the city can restore wetland habitat in Frenchman’s Bay and find ways to connect people to Lake Ontario at the park.

Windsor, ontario

In the Detroit River, the City of Windsor’s Peche Island has long been a refuge for endangered species. This restoration project helps protect Peche Island by creating a series of small islands to stop erosion and provide habitat for four key species: Lake Sturgeon, Spiny Softshell Turtle, Northern Madtom and the Channel Darter.

Township of tiny, Ontario 

In Ontario, The Great Trail travels through the Township of Tiny where it crosses Copeland Creek. Along this section of the Trail, an antiquated culvert funnels the creek underneath a bridge, preventing natural flow. Replacing this culvert will mitigate upstream flooding created by the culvert.

Mississauga, Ontario

The City of Mississauga is rethinking its relationship to Lake Ontario and how it can connect people to its waterfront. Now as part of the Great Lakes Challenge, and with support from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the city will transform its waterfront with the Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area. 


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