Cool and cold water streams are usually fed by ground water, with an upper temperature limit of 26°C. One of these rare streams, Shields Creek, is located within the village of Greely and is part of the Castor River Subwatershed. The Castor River, named for the many beavers that were found in the area, feeds into the South Nation River.
A concerted effort with local residents, the City of Ottawa, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and SNC involves habitat restoration, monitoring, trout stocking, and riparian protection for this area, dating back to the early 1990’s. The work which occurred in this City of Ottawa Park was completed solely with volunteers and donated materials and is still ongoing today.
SNC’s Stream Watch Program trains and equips local volunteers to work
with staff to monitor river health and complete habitat restoration projects. This data is compiled with additional water, fisheries and forestry data throughout the jurisdiction, helping to produce science-based reports in order to better understand the resources that we have while working with partners to conserve, restore, and manage these resources.
Points of Interest:
Findlay Creek Boardwalk, Leitrim Wetland