Habitat creation along the St. Clair River highlighted in virtual session

Experts and community members are expected to discuss habitat creation projects along the St. Clair River Area of ​​Concern during a virtual information session on Thursday.

The Canadian Remedial Action Plan Implementation Committee, a group tasked with restoring the Area of ​​Concern, is hosting a presentation on fish and wildlife habitat creation and restoration projects that have been completed along the river.

St. Clair Area Conservation Authority communications manager Donna Blue said attendees will take a virtual tour to see completed projects.

“We have someone talking about the conservation authority on Bowen’s Creek, we have someone from the Rural Lambton Stewardship Network who will talk about the habitat project that has been done in Branton Cundick Park, as well as a gentleman from Walpole Island First Nation who has been involved with the restoration of the Swan Lake marshes,” Blue said.

A biologist from Environment and Climate Change Canada will also discuss the results of wetland health monitoring.

Thursday’s virtual session is the third presentation in a program held over the past year. The previous two sessions held in 2021 focused on fish and wildlife populations and drinking water.

“They went really well,” Blue said. “It was converted to a virtual platform because of the pandemic. Typically, we would hold this in person once a year – or at least that’s been the case for the past five years – and a group of our experts would come in and give updates.

Blue said this week’s virtual session is the last scheduled presentation regarding the St. Clair River PS, as it was planned to be a three-part program.

The webinar will be held on ZOOM on April 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration can be done via the Friends of the St. Clair River website.