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