The Manitou River Site M26 has been identified as a medium priority site in need of restoration due to immense erosion and lack of riparian vegetation.
- 83 linear meters of restored river
- 840m2 restored in-stream habitat
- 1500m2 graded slope and bank
- 275 m3 vegetated riverstone
- 21 root wads
- 110m3 top soil
- 1210m2 coconut coir matting
- 1100m2 native grass seed
- 287 planted shrubs by contractor
- 300 nursery trees planted by Manitoulin Streams and volunteers
- 56 m of fencing to restrict livestock
Laurentian University conducted macro-invertebrate assessments before construction to monitor the state of the aquatic food webs as a measure of ecosystem health. College Boreal conducted some electrofishing assessments to get a snap shot of the fish species that utilize this portion of the river. Data is passed forward to the MNRF (NRVIS) & Freshwater Invertebrate Reference Network of Northern Ontario (FIRNNO) through the Living with Lakes Center. In 3 years, time, post assessments will be conducted to monitor recovery.
The following is the in-kind support provided toward the project:
Total number of volunteers = 6 Total hrs = 183.50 hrs Machinery costs = $1,386 Materials = $2,530 Total In-kind Support = $7,876
Thank you to landowners Jen and Jon Graham and their kids Jordan and Joe for helping with prepping their property to complete the work, monarch caterpillar removal, tree planting, fencing, installment of the rock stairs etc.
As well as thank you to all of our funders that contributed to our success. #MNRF,#MECP,#AusableBayfieldConservationAuthority,#EchoFoundation,#TehkummahTownship,#LakeManitouAreaAssociation,#OFAHZoneD,#ManitoulinTransport,#McLeanFoundation,#LUSH,#ManitoulinTimberFrames,#Ramakkosourceforadventure