Chatham, ON –Join us, on Friday, May 13th at 11 a.m. as we, The Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) and Enbridge Inc., host a joint grand opening to celebrate the start of a wetland conservation project.
In 2015, the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority (LTVCA) partnered with Enbridge Inc. on a five year $75,000 conservation project in Chatham-Kent. The investment will see the construction of and conservation of a wetland on a 140-acre farm field north of Lake Erie, along the Point Pelee and Rondeau Bay bird migration corridors. As part of the initiative, more than 70,000 trees will be planted on site through a partnership with Forests Ontario.
“By creating wetlands, we can help purify water and absorb excess nutrients before they reach the Great Lakes system. It’s a perfect example of simple, effective green infrastructure,” said Randall Van Wagner, Manager of Conservation Lands and Services. “It’s rare for us to identify a piece of available land of this size in an important migratory route.”
“We’re proud to partner with Enbridge, an ongoing supporter of the LTVCA, on this project which allows us to invest in the future of our community and the environment in the Lower Thames watershed. We look forward to continuing this partnership in the future,” continued Mr. Van Wagner
Date: Friday, May 13, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: 19084 Clearville Rd. Muirkirk, NOL 1XO
Media representatives are invited to join a tour of the Clear Creek site after the formal program.
For information contact:
Manager of Conservation Lands and Services
100 Thames St. Chatham, Ontario N7L2Y8
519-354-7310 ext. 230