Under the direction of Watershed Coordinator Colin Cairns, the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group (CAWG) has made great strides this summer in bringing life back to sections of the Hyde Creek in Cornwall.
Between James Street and the Ferry Road, blockages have been cleared, brush matting has been put in place, springs have been uncovered and efforts have been underway in culverts and ponds to revitalize the flow of the creek.
The group has received support through the Watershed Management Fund, Jobs for Youth, the Greening Spaces Program and the Wildlife Conservation Fund to continue this work. In addition, they have worked collaboratively with DFO, the Town of Cornwall, the Department of the Environment and other environmental partners to raise awareness of Hyde Creek as an important and beautiful resource for the community.
Early in the summer, volunteers spent a day removing litter from the banks and the stream bed, hauling away truckloads of garbage.
Currently, in association with the Cornwall Lions Club, CAWG is selling tickets for a fundraising rubber duck race at Hyde Point on August 21. Tickets are $10 each, and can be obtained by contacting Mr. Cairns at 368-8023.
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