Parks Canada Canal Work on Trent Severn Waterway
In December, Parks Canada initiated a project that involves clearing brush and trees on land owned by Parks Canada at the Nassau Mills Road bridge that crosses over the canal. This work is being completed as part of a major Trent Severn Waterway project taking place at a number of locations along the canal corridor to improve the canal and institute new flood gates and flood mitigation that will reduce the risk of flooding. A statement on this work from Trent Severn Waterway is available here.
Parks Canada will continue its work through the winter months, and into the spring. The construction phase will wrap up in 2018 and all work will be completed by spring/summer 2019. The work will take place on Parks Canada land, though some staging areas for the work will be on adjacent Trent land. A re-naturalization plan is part of a regrow. The First Peoples House of Learning is aware of this work and has ensured that proper ceremony has taken place. The cut wood is being chipped and largely kept on site to ensure that the biomass remains. In some cases, it will also be used for fish and turtle habitat during the site remediation process. Facilities has also offered to provide any unused wood for use at the tipi.
Photo: Courtesy of Parks Canada / Trent Severn Waterway
Photo: Current site as of February 13, 2018