Reducing sediment erosion on the Indian Bay River

This three-year EcoAction project will focus on reducing sediment erosion that is occurring along the Indian Bay River in Indian Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. IBEC will utilize bank stabilization techniques and educate the public on the importance of reducing erosion. The Project will touch on several environmental indicators, such as shoreline protection, habitat protection, and the planting of trees and will also enlist the assistance of many volunteers to help complete the Project.

Project Activities include:
– Install a mixture of 6 rock/riprap, crib/rock and/or log/rock areas that will stop erosion of the riverbank in those specific locations
– Design a social media campaign to educate and inform the public of the importance of the work being done
– Plant 2,000 seedlings within the area to further strengthen the bank stabilization efforts
– Provide on-site educational tours and school presentation to educate youth and the public of the importance of a healthy ecosystem where erosion is controlled

Project Term: September 2021 – March 2024