Projects

St. Clair River Stewardship Initiative (on-going):  
The Rural Lambton Stewardship Network provides grants to landowners to implement Best Management Practices within the St. Clair River AOC. For more information visit their website.   

Guthrie Park, St. Clair Township (2008 - 2010):
Work is continuing on the shoreline protection at Guthrie Park in St. Clair Township. This project which started in 2008 with an initial 265 metres of shore protection, will replace a failing steel sheet pile wall with a revetment comprised of stepped armour stone and sloped rip rap. The second phase provided an additional 235 metres of protection. This project is being coordinated by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and is funded through the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, Ontario Ministry of Environment - Canada-Ontario Agreement, Industry Canada/FedDev Ontario - Community Adjustment Fund and the Township of St. Clair.  

Mission Park, City of Sarnia (2008 - 2010):
Mission Park is located near the Sarnia downtown just south of Seaway Centre. This project involved replacing failing steel sheet piles and broken concrete and asphalt with stepped armour stone and sloped rip rap. This project is being coordinated by the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and funding for this project is provided by the City of Sarnia with support from the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, Great Lakes Renewal Foundation, the Imperial Fund and the Canada-Ontario Agreement through the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.  

 

St. Clair River Shoreline Inventory (2006):
Through a $60,000 grant from the federal Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority inventoried the Canadian side of the St. Clair River shoreline to document the condition of shore protection and to identify opportunities for shoreline habitat improvements. The inventory of the shoreline included properties from Point Edward to Port Lambton. The information collected provides the background the Conservation Authority needs to seek grants to support landowners in providing for cost-effective, environmentally friendly shore protection.  

McKeough Wildlife Corridor (1991 – 2005):
120,000 trees were planted along the berms of the W. Darcy McKeough Floodway. The project began in 1991 and the last trees planted in 2005. This corridor connects the Sydenham River valley with the St. Clair River addressing one of the beneficial use impairments for the St. Clair River AOC (wildlife habitat).