The purpose of the Indian Bay Watershed Enhancement Project was to address three sites for restoration work in order to improve local salmon and trout habitats. Two new culverts were installed at Number 22 Brook (on Country Road) to replace the existing culverts which were seriously deteriorated. The second bridge on the Indian Bay Park trail (at Thwart Pond Brook) was restored in order provide ATV and skidoo users a way to cross the stream without affecting the stream bed, which is vital spawning habitat for fish.. Additionally, the remnants of an old bridge that had collapsed into a tributary (Thwart Pond Brook) has been removed to facilitate the passage of fish. The subsequent increase in connectivity, following the replacement of the culverts and the removal of the debris, facilitates fish migration and provides greater access to fish habitat.
Project Term: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016
- Number of blockages removed: 3
- Amount of recreational fisheries habitat restored: 30 km²
- Number of trees planted: 100
- Length of stream restored: 0.5 km
- Amount of restored riparian habitat: 75 m²
- Number of volunteers engaged: 14 people, 85 hrs
This project is funded by:
The Kittiwake Snowmobile Association and the Indian Bay ATV Club also partnered on this project.