Clean Foundation dove into stream restoration in 2006. Since then, we have completed restoration work in eleven different streams around the east side of Halifax Harbour between Bedford and Cherry Brook/East Preston.
This work has helped to improve fish habitat quality through stream restoration structures, debris/blockage removal, riparian planting, and outreach & education.
Clean makes enabling and inspiring communities a priority and our stream restoration staff have focused on reaching out and working with neighbourhoods and community members during our restoration projects.
Through habitat assessments, water quality monitoring and biological monitoring (sampling creatures like fish and bugs) we have an ever clearer picture of the health of the watersheds we work in.
From 2006-2016 we have:
- restored more than 17,800 square metres of fish habitat through a combined total of 5.96km of stream
- installed around 100 in-stream restoration structures
- stabilized over 450 metres of stream bank
- planted over 1900 trees and shrubs
- removed over 350 bags of garbage
To learn about what we accomplished in 2015, please read our Watershed & Stream Restoration 2015 season in review (pdf).
To learn about what we accomplished in 2014, please read our Watershed & Stream Restoration 2014 season in review (pdf).
To learn about what we accomplished in 2013, please read our Watershed & Stream Restoration 2013 season in review (pdf).