Trout Unlimited Canada To Restore Bronte Creek
Exciting News! Trout Unlimited Canada's Bronte Creek Watershed Renewal Program has been awarded $90,000 through Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program. This grant will be used in the rehabilitation of 1km of Bronte Creek through Lowville Park, with work scheduled to begin this fall.
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for Halton will be announcing the funding in Lowville Park on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 at 9am. Representatives from Trout Unlimited Canada along with our partners, City of Burlington, Conservation Halton, Hamilton-Halton Watershed Stewardship Program and the Ted Knott chapter of TUC will be present at the announcement.
Work in Lowville Park will focus on adding increased aquatic and streamside habitat types, healthier habitats, increased water quality, increased coldwater ecosystem biodiversity, decreased water temperatures and more stable streamside zones. This rehabilitation project is a major component of the Bronte Creek Watershed Renewal Program and will be used as a demonstration of healthy creek section with the intent of educating local landowners on the components of a healthy aquatic ecosystem.
The Bronte Creek Watershed Renewal Program aims to protect the many beautiful portions of Bronte Creek while engaging local residents in restoring the aquatic ecosystem of this environmentally significant watershed. By working together, we are ensuring a healthy future for Bronte Creek and ourselves.
Other funding for the program comes from Ontario Trillium Foundation, Canadian National Sportsmen's Show, TD Friends of the Environment and City of Burlington.