CAWG Goals & Objectives for 2011

posted Jul 27, 2011, 5:05 PM by Cornwall Watershed   [ updated Jul 27, 2011, 5:06 PM ]

-         Hold our annual Open House to increase the awareness of our inclusive group. We held a similar event in 2010 that was attended by the Minister of Transportation and Public Works, the Minister of the Environment, the Mayor of Cornwall and many residents. We had a cake cutting and an informal information session.


-         Hire one full time Watershed Coordinator, one seasonal Labour Supervisor and two seasonal Labourers.


-         Hold our annual Spring Clean-up in early July. Our employees and volunteers have removed several truck loads of waste from the watershed in 2009 and 2010.


-         Obtain all required permits and permissions required.


-         Continue with our Brush Mat Project. The brush matting completed during 2010 has yielded impressive results. Sections of the watershed that have been treated with brush mats are already showing open water, reduced watercress and a healthy flow of water. With the appropriate funding we believe that we can triple the area brush matted in 2011.


-         Remove any new blockages in the watershed. Establish a silt trap and new rock pools.


-         Work with all stakeholders to complete a long term watershed management plan.


-         Develop an educational strategy to increase awareness of the importance of our watershed. We would also like to hold regular educational tours of the watershed for residents.   


-         Continue to rake and remove the invasive watercress from the watershed.


-         Work with the Town of Cornwall to address our concerns- the enforcement of buffer zone regulations, improvements to the storm water outlets at Hillside Meadows, the removal of water from Hyde Pond and the replacement of the fish ladder at Hyde Pond.