Leaders in Conservation: Wetland Restoration on Pelee Island
What does creating a wetland look like? What is involved?
Located in Lake Erie and known as the most southerly inhabited part of Canada, Pelee Island is one of the most biologically unique areas in Ontario. It’s home to many rare and at-risk species, including yellow-breasted chat, blue ash, gray fox, monarch, Lake Erie watersnake and blue racer snake.
For over 20 years, we have been working to conserve this special place. Recently, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has undertaken our largest wetland restoration project in southern Ontario to date. NCC, along with partner organizations, is creating a 25-hectare (62-acre) wetland on Pelee Island.
Drained in the late 1800s, this former marsh once sheltered migratory songbirds and waterfowl. Once complete, the wetland will support migratory birds, turtles, salamanders and a multitude of other species. The wetland will also provide critically important water retention, filtration and flood mitigation to the local community.
Join us virtually to learn more about our ongoing work restoring wetlands on Pelee Island. You will also have the unique opportunity to have your questions answered by staff who work directly in the field.
Webinar link and details will be sent one week prior to the event. This event was created for our Leaders in Conservation donors in Ontario, a group of dedicated supporters who generously donate $1,000 or more annually.
Please email OntarioLIC@natureconservancy.ca