Since 2008, the Richmond Bay Watershed Association Inc has been involved in major watershed restoration activities on the Trout River Watershed, Tyne Valley, Prince Edward Island. Our main focus has been on the management of in-stream sediment. To improve the stream meander and consolidate and trap in-stream sediment, we have installed over 17,000 square feet of brush mats. In addition, we have constructed two (2) instream sediment traps and one (1) sediment by-pass pond. We have selectively removed instream obstructions and debris to allow the stream to flush itself of instream sediment. This work allows sediment to move freely downstream and is trapped in the strategically placed brush mats and/or sediment traps, or flood plains. To date, thirty two hundred (3,200) native tree species have been planted along riparian buffer zones and in expanded buffer zones. Other efforts include public education and awareness through newsletters, project tours, community events, and public meetings.
Watershed restoration techniques highlighted in this website are relevant and applicable to PEI. They may/may not be applicable to other jurisdictions. Please consult relevant Municipal, Provincial and Federal agencies in your area for more information.
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