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PROJECTS

Volunteer Events - 2024

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Sat. May 4

Tree Planting

250 potted and bareroot trees 

9am-1pm

Hot lunch provided

Bright Compress Station,

866124, Township Rd 10, Bright

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Wed. June 19

Landon's Creek

In-stream work: Bank deflectors and enhancements.  

5:30 pm, Event 6 - 7:30 pm

Brant Rod and Gun Club, 

54 Henderson Road, Brant County

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Tues. July 9

Landon's Creek

In-stream work: Bank deflectors and enhancements.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Brant Rod and Gun Club, 

54 Henderson Road, Brant County

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Wed. July 31
Alder Creek

In-stream work: Bank deflectors and enhancements.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location TBC

Oxford County

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Tues. August 13

Alder Creek

In-stream work: Bank deflectors and enhancements.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location TBC

Oxford County

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Wed. August 28

Landon's Creek

Electrofishing education and demonstration. 

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location TBC

Oxford/Brant County

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Tues. September 10

TBC

In-stream work

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Location TBC

Oxford/Brant County

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Sat. October 5

Fall Tree Planting

 

# of trees TBD

9am-1pm

Lunch provided

Location TBC

Oxford/Brant County

Summary of our Projects 

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2024 Spring Tree Planting - Horner Creek, Oxford County

The 2023 Spring planting was a great success! Thank you to our volunteers... we're going to do it again in 2024!

Horner Creek is one of the tributaries to Whitemans Creek, a beautiful cold water system that runs into the Grand River. Last spring, we planted almost 800 potted and bareroot trees to help increase the natural cover along these headwaters which will improve the riparian areas. This year, we will plant another 700! Our efforts will shade the creek, keep the water temperatures cool, stabilizing the banks and provide wildlife habitat. 

PROJECTS & DATA.

Our numbers may be small but our forces in volunteers and Executives Members are great! Our Chapter is fortunate to have some very enthusiastic, well educated, experienced and well known members of the community. Everyone who joins our work days has made a great contribution in the success of our projects and data collection.

We cannot thank you enough for donating your time (and sweat)!

Tree
Planting

In the spring we plant seedlings and young saplings along stream banks to help increase shade, slow down water runoff and improve vegetative cover.

Fish Habitat Creations

Using natural cedar materials and anchors, we build structures that fish species can seek refuge under. 

Data 
Collection

By installing several water temperature data loggers we monitor stream temperatures throughout the year. This helps assess how our projects are helping reduce water temperatures. 

We monitor fish community composition by doing electrofishing surveys and looking for evidence of spawning beds (aka a Redd, or trout spawning bed).

Stream Cleanup

Picking up garbage and excess woody debris build up from storms helps improve stream flow and clean our streams and rivers.

Fish Barrier Removals

By removing log jams, excess beaver dams and water control structures we remove barriers that otherwise impede fish passage.

Stream bank Deflectors

By installing natural materials and securing them to the stream bank, we help restore a healthy stream flow, reduce bank erosion and reduce silt build up on the channel bed.

Stream Cleanup

Picking up garbage and excess woody debris build up from storms helps improve stream flow and clean our streams and rivers.

Educational Events

Our community is full of enthusiastic nature lovers of all ages. Our Executive Members attend workshops, meetings, and host events for those interested in learning more about the Middle Grand River, its tributaries, and all of their glory!

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