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Rogers Reservoir Wetland Creation Project

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is excited to announce the creation of a new wetland at the popular Rogers Reservoir Conservation Area. Wetlands provide wonderful environmental benefits, including reducing the risk of floods and associated damage, filtering groundwater, and helping to fight the effects of climate change. Wetland enhancements include planting native trees, shrubs and aquatic plants and installing basking logs and nesting habitat for turtles. The new wetland will protect and provide valuable habitat for wetland species.

What You Can Expect

  • The newly created wetland will be constructed in the winter and spring of 2018 next to the Nokiidaa Trail, west of Holland River Blvd
  • There will be a temporary closure of the main Nokiidaa Trail during the constructions phase, from January to May. An alternate trail (the trail used before the construction of the new Nokiidaa Trail) is available at this time 

Your Safety Is the Most Important Thing

  • The parking lot at Yonge St. and Mount Albert Road is closed for safety. If you are using the trail, please avoid using this parking lot
  • Please read construction signs and avoid areas of construction for your safety. Be aware of construction traffic and equipment
  • Please exercise caution around water and deep pools
  • Please adhere to trail closures and detours, communicated via trail signs and on social media

Wetlands are Wonderful

Wetlands have so many benefits. They provide habitat for waterfowl, marsh birds, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates. They also reduce the risk and impact of flooding, improve water quality, and help mitigate the effects of climate change. Some of the critters you may see in a seasonal wetland like this one include wood ducks, snapping turtles, painted turtles, green frogs, spring peepers, mayflies, water boatman, and dragonflies.
For more information please contact Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority: 905-895-1281, www.LSRCA.on.ca/Rogers-Reservoir