In 2018, the Fraser Valley Conservancy was awarded $10,000 through the George Ross Legacy Stewardship Program. They used the funds to complete the Gordon’s Brook Wetland Restoration Project in Aldergrove Regional Park. The grant supported Phase III of the project as well as the final work party.
THE GORDON’S BROOK WETLAND RESTORATION PROJECT
In 2013, the Fraser Valley Conservancy, Metro Vancouver and other partners began an ambitious wetland restoration project. The project involved reclaiming wetland habitat by converting old flooded fields back to their native wetland state, excavating shallow ponds, and planting native species.
Why? Through wetland restoration, project leaders have provided recovery habitat for endangered Oregon Spotted Frogs (Rana pretiosa) and Salish Suckers (Catostomus), a small freshwater fish; enhanced biodiversity with a focus on Species-at-Risk; provided outdoor education, stewardship and research opportunities; and increased our knowledge of marsh restoration techniques.