Stream Rehab Seminar – June 11
Posted on: May 22, 2014
George Creek Volunteers
Volunteers work on the George Creek Stream Rehabilitation Project at Centennial Park in Thunder Bay, August, 2013.

Water is flowing. Streams are running. Fish are moving.

To celebrate spring, the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will host a stream rehabilitation seminar from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11th at Centennial Park in Thunder Bay. Everyone is welcome; the seminar is free of charge and will begin with light food and refreshment followed by a brief presentation on the Centennial Park George Creek stream rehabilitation project. The session also includes an overview of other area stream rehabilitation projects and information about potential future projects. Speakers include persons active in the George Creek and other projects. The first portion of the seminar will be held in the Centennial Park Chalet, the second portion will be “hands-on” with an in-person tour of the George Creek project, located just outside the chalet. Please plan to attend. If you would like further information about the seminar please call Remedial Action Plan Coordinator Jim Bailey at 343-8514.

Proceed to the full seminar agenda…

Pictures of the George Creek Project  (flowing into the Current R.)

Pictures of the Kama Creek Project (flowing into Nipigon Bay, L. Superior)

Seminar Objectives:

  • review George Creek and other recently completed stream rehabilitation projects
  • critique positives, negatives, items for improvement
  • identify potential future projects
  • determine “next steps” and who will carry out these steps, in order to continue stream rehabilitation progress.

Stream rehabilitation is carried out to restore streams impacted by development, pollution, rerouting, landscaping, improperly installed culverts and other causes. This work ultimately facilitates unobstructed fish passage and improves habitat.  The George Creek stream rehabilitation project in Thunder Bay was lead by the North Shore Steelhead Association. The George Creek project was funded by the North Shore Steelhead Association, the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council, the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Zone B, the Province of Ontario, the Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem and the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program, and with the financial support of the Government of Canada. In-kind contributions were received from Lakehead University, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, , Hydro One and the City of Thunder Bay.

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