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Rehabilitate a Local Stream

Create wildlife habitat and improve water quality
in y
our watershed!

Through the Communities for Nature program, your donation today will restore streams and wetlands throughout the watershed.

With your generous support, we will:
  • plant aquatic vegetation along the stream to stabilize the soil and filter pollutants from water flowing across the landscape,

  • plant native trees and shrubs in the stream buffer to provide shade and regulate water temperatures,

  • purchase stone to create riffles which add oxygen to the water, and

  • provide bio-engineering materials such as log cribs and willow stakes.

"By supporting the rehabilitation of local streams, you are protecting aquatic wildlife like fish and insects," said Tatianna Lozier, Stewardship Services Coordinator.


"In-stream restoration efforts aim to restore the natural shape of the stream and stabilize banks to reduce erosion and excess sedimentation, which is detrimental for many aquatic species. These restoration efforts also enhance habitat for feeding and spawning, which combined with improved water quality efforts locally provide positive downstream impacts."

Did you know?

Every five years, the UTRCA produces watershed report cards as a measure of environmental progress in the 28 subwatersheds within the Upper Thames River watershed.

In the Surface Water Quality category, 14 of the subwatersheds scored a C grade, while the other 14 scored a D grade based on 2016-2020 data.

Rehabilitating local streams is one impactful way to improve these scores in the next report card.

Low Flow Channel Design
Cedar Creek Restoration
Habitat Expansion along Lake Victoria
Bioengineering along Medway Creek
Fish Habitat Platform
Fanshawe Fish Habitat
Building Fish Habitat
Removing Dam for Fish

Your Gifts at Work:

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