Lambton Shores Wetland Enhancement work continues

More phenomenal progress to report in our Lambton Shores Wetland Enhancement Project. This coastal wetland is located along the Lake Huron shoreline within the Municipality of Lambton Shores and covers ~59 ha (146 ac).

The wetland complex has Provincially Significant and Globally Rare designations and includes the only meadow marsh community on Lake Huron within the Carolinian Zone. The meadow marsh, emergent marsh and shallow open water communities throughout this wetland provide critical habitat for a number of species at risk including turtles, snakes, birds and plants. Working with our partners over many years and tackling areas as appropriate tools, money and resources became available we are finally seeing the end of this huge undertaking in the distance! Today, a cutting crew from the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre used truxors and stihl saws to clear a large swath of dead Phragmites which was treated this fall. They are working at the Wood Drive wetland area and will be continuing for three more days, weather and conditions permitting. Please read captions on the pictures for context.