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Accomplishments

The Naturally Elgin partners have developed the accomplishments page for the purpose of communicating collective results that are helping to make a positive environmental difference in Elgin County. These indicators have been developed to capture both the social and environmental benefits from our work across the County. This will be reported on an annual basis.

Reforestation

Reforestation

Proper weed competition control is important to maximizing growth and survival of seedlings in tree planting projects. Eliminating grasses, particularly around the seedlings means more nutrients and moisture are available to the seedlings. Using a mechanical tree planter is one option to plant seedlings. While, more labour intensive, hand plantings works well for smaller sites […]

Tall Grass Summer

Tall Grass Summer

Tallgrass prairies are important habitats for a large quantity of wildlife. This includes the seeds which are favourite food source for many birds. Tallgrass prairie provides important winter habitat as well. The grasses grow in clumps allowing wildlife to conserve more energy as they move between the patches and it stays standing providing cover from […]

Wetland Restoration

Wetland Restoration

Properly designed and constructed wetlands need 7:1 side slopes, an average depth of 18-24 inches, an irregular shoreline and rough, undulating bottoms. As well, it is important to make sure the finished grades blend with the surrounding landscape. Wetlands can range from being a shallow excavation or scrape to more extensive engineering including a berm […]