Telford Lake Wetland Restoration
|Funding Support:||Alberta Environment and Parks Wetland Replacement Program|
|Timeline:||Spring / Summer of 2021|
|Questions about this project?||Project Manager: Jenna Chernuka
Together with Associated Environmental Consultants Inc., the City has been working to restore 0.4 hectares of wetland just north of Telford Lake.
- The restored wetland will sit nestled between the lakeshore and agricultural lands to the north, bordered by the multiway trail system surrounding the lake.
- The site is located in an area historically drained for agricultural use and due to its proximity to the multiway trail and visibility from Telford Lake, the wetland will provide a unique opportunity to engage, inspire, and educate the public on the ecological benefits of wetlands.
- We expect the wetland to enhance biodiversity, improve habitat connectivity, reduce the presence of noxious weeds, and improve drainage in the area.
- Project planning, design, and construction were completed in 2020 and vegetation planting is slated for the spring/summer of 2021.
|July 7, 2021||Complete||Construction and planting is complete. The wetland will be monitored and maintained for approximately four years, per the agreement with Alberta Environment, after which time formal declaration of a fully established wetland may be provided.|
|June 23, 2021||On-time||Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary is complete.|
|June 9, 2021||On-time||Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary taking place today, June 9.|
|May 12, 2021||On-time||Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary will take place mid-June.|
|April 12, 2021||On-time||Planning, design and construction phases are complete. Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary and buffer zones will take place in the coming months.|