In 2020 the second phase of the Stormwater Solutions project kicked off, with a lot of prep setting us up for 2021. Several weedpulls throughout the summer removed invasive plants from the stormwater ponds around Fernie, with 26 volunteers removing 20 garbage bags of weeds.
In 2021 we will be planting native aquatic vegetation around these ponds and installing three floating wetlands in Maiden Lake to improve filtration and provide greater habitat to aquatic animals. We will also be creating an educational film and installing some interpretive signs to improve water literacy and encourage community members to take steps to improve the water quality in the Elk Valley.
- Maiden Lake, Canadian Tire Pond & Annex Pond weedpulls and baseline Water Monitoring
Program capacity changes
- Delays in 2020 and 'bubble' activities
- Floating wetlands
- Weed pulls
- Native riparian planting
- Educational videos