This past weekend, while on a guide trip, I came across a pod of steelhead trying to moving up into the falls of a small little Lake Erie tributary. A large tree had fallen in their path and there was little I could do but take some footage of their predicament.
Thank you all for your work in making the Sixth Annual Canadaway Creek Conservation Project a big success!
This year had record number of participants (109!) which were all very important in planting 225 dogwoods and willow trees and almost filling a 30 yard dumpster! We also expanded the activities this year to incorporate the removal of invasive plant species in specific sections of the stream! What a great group of volunteers!
Schedule of this year’s events:
After everyone signed in, got their t-shirts, hats, gloves and maps,
Lunch was provided for all the workers.
This year’s event was highlighted by a presention by Dr. Ted Lee, a professor from State University of New York at Fredonia, who spoke about the invasive plant species in the area and about the healthy native alternatives.
The presentation was very stimulating and gave the group a great deal to think about. Many of the the children were excited that they could identify the invasive species as they walked along the creek collecting garbage. Everyone listened attentively to Ted’s words.
After the presentation, the group broke up into teams and began planting trees,
cleaning the stream,
and removing the invasive plant species.
It was a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing everyone and their friends next year!