CQWF had quite the productive field season during 2018! Aside from the 21km of normal stream channel maintenance the field crew restored 2.7 km of stream throughout different areas in the West and Clyde river watersheds. These areas were predominately alders with little diversity and excessive sediment. Some 54 brushmats were constructed this summer to help capture and remove some of the mobile sediment. Other structures that crew installed were 33 full length cover logs, 8 boulder clusters, 32 spawning sites, 1 wing deflector, 1 new by-pass sediment trap and 1 other pond excavation project. On top of the in stream structures the crew planted 1041 trees/shrubs to help restore riparian habitat and improve the buffer zone in certain areas.
CQWF hosted 2 volunteer days and we would like to thank everyone who came and helped out! We would also like to thank our funding partners as we wouldn’t have been able to do the work mentioned above! Our funding partners were: Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Fund, Dept. of Communities, Land & Environment, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Dept. of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy. We look forward to 2019 and doing more great work for our rivers!