All are invited to attend the Central Queens Wildlife Federation presentation on their work over the past two years along the Clyde River, Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. at the Riverview Community Centre. They will also talk about what their plans are for this year and their desire to move ahead with a 5-10 year sub-watershed management plan for the Clyde River.
Wonderful results have been achieved in removing fallen trees and silt that are restricting the flow of the river. Also, the river banks in places have been stabilized by planting shrubs and deep-rooted trees.
One only has to take a walk through the forest to our rivers and streams to see silt caught up in tangled alders restricting the flow of the river. To then see it opened up and the water and fish moving freely does one’s heart good. It brings back good memories of visiting the river as a child.
As a community, we can take a direct role in practicing good stewardship of our lands and water. It is a great project to involve youth, and students often take part in volunteering hours to help with the cleanup.
To educate yourself before Wednesday’s meeting, the Central Queens Wildlife Federation’s website offers many resources that provide an excellent overview of their work:
- Website home page, click here.
- Feature on the history of the watershed area, click here.
- Slide show and explanation on how they clear sediment from the river, click here.
- Slide show and explanation on how they add a cover habitat for fish, click here.
- Review the original Watershed Plan, click here.
- View the google map that shows the different watersheds, including the Clyde River sub-watershed, which make up the West River Watershed, click here.
See you on Wednesday. We extend a special invitation to the young people in our community.