The BCWD has had interest in restoring/conserving the 'Mendel Road Wetland’ for some time. Portions of the wetland are of high floristic quality, containing a viable stand of Tamarack (Larix laricina). The wetland is directly drained to Brown’s Creek. Restoring a more stable wetland hydrology may reduce nutrient loading, and/or reduce thermal loading, and/or improve the quality (functions and values) of the wetland.
The BCWD conducted a plant survey and topographical survey in September 2020. Those results are found in the link at the bottom of this page.
The next steps are to collect and analyze groundwater data in 2021. The objective of the investigation is to determine the influence of groundwater on the hydrology of the wetland. This information is important for predicting the effect of blocking or removing the drainage ditch that runs through the wetland.
Floristic Inventory & Site Survey Findings conducted September 2020 & presented to Board December 2020