Restoring the Environmental Health of the Lover’s Creek, Barrie Creeks and Hewitt’s Creek Subwatersheds
“The Creeks” subwatershed regions, located in Innisfil and Barrie areas, are under considerable pressure to grow in the coming years. While it covers only a small percentage of the overall Lake Simcoe watershed area, the Creeks is currently home to over 40% of watershed residents – and growing at twice the provincial average. This is placing incredible pressure on our natural resources. The Barrie and Innisfil areas already have the highest phosphorus levels in Lake Simcoe and there is a lack of natural tree cover.
Working with our partner, the Conservation Authority, environmental project priorities for The Creeks Project were established based on the innovative science and research found in the Barrie Creeks, Lovers Creek, and Hewitt’s Creek Subwatershed Plan.
High Profile Watershed Wide Projects
In addition to our focus on projects within these sub-watersheds, the LSCF Board of Directors would like to ensure that our donors support projects throughout our watershed, such as the project underway at Scanlon Creek Conservation Area in Bradford:
- The Scanlon Creek Restoration Project
- Aurora Community Centre Low Impact Development (LID) Project
Other high profile projects are under consideration in Aurora, Bradford West Gwillimbury, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, Innisfil, King, Newmarket and Uxbridge. With your continued support, we can do so much more.
Thanks to our donors and other partners, the Conservation Authority has:
- Fall 2015: Aurora Community Centre LID Project to begin
- Summer 2015: Scanlon Creek Restoration Project is complete
- Fall 2014 – Spring 2015: Scanlon Creek Restoration Project
- Fall 2013 and Spring 2014: Lovers Creek tree planting at 3 locations – 650 trees and shrubs were planted!
- Fall 2013: Hewitt’s Creek tree planting with the Barrie Huronia Rotary Club
- Kidd’s Creek, Barrie, Streambank erosion project: 200 metres of streambank stabilized through bio-engineering techniques. Planting and live stakes installed by local high school students
- Wildflower Pollintator Project at Sunnidale Park in Barrie
- 2013 / 2014: Sunnidale Park tree and riparian buffer planting: 500 trees and shrubs planted, 150 metres of fascines installed
Thanks to our donors and other partners who continue to support our work. If you would like to contribute to upcoming Creeks Projects, click here!