Severn Sound Environmental Association (SSEA) successfully obtained funding for a one-year “Improving Habitat in the Severn Sound Watershed” project (2022-2023); funding support was provided by the Government of Ontario through the Provincial Great Lakes Local Action Fund (GLLAF).
The objective of the project was to engage the community in naturalization and habitat restoration projects to improve water quality, enhance habitat and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. SSEA was the lead organization for the project and supported the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene in naturalization and enhancement of habitat on municipal land.
Project activities included managing invasive species, planting and seeding native species to improve habitat for pollinators and wildlife, and engaging volunteers. Approximately 30,155 m2 of habitat was naturalized/enhanced at five sites.
- Description of site conditions, before naturalization/restoration activities such as invasive species management and planting/seeding native species were implemented.
- Communication and education information, including volunteer recruitment ads, social media infographics, flyers, brochures.
- Naturalization/restoration plans for the five project sites.
- Naturalization/restoration results for the five project sites.