St. Thomas, ON, June 3, 2019 - Karen Vecchio, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London
is proud to announce that the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) has had
funding approval by Environment and Climate Change Canada. The KCCA has been approved
to receive $49,000 over three years for the Kettle Creek Wetland Restoration project.
The Kettle Creek Wetland Restoration project will decrease the volume of phosphorus
entering in Lake Erie through local wetland restoration within the watershed. This
funding will support the construction of six wetlands on marginal farmlands and
naturalize neighbouring lands by planting tall grass prairie and Indigenous trees
“Currently within the Kettle Creek watershed, the wetland coverage is below the
10% marked that is recommended by Environment Climate Change Canada, said Vecchio.
This project will ensure that Kettle Creek is able to prepare for high degrees of
flooding and erosion during storm events, which adds to the amount of phosphorus
in Lake Erie. I would like to extend my congratulations to the Kettle Creek Conservation
Authority on this funding and their initiative on local wetland restoration.”
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