Stabilized Fording Sites
Since crop and pasture lands often straddle watercourses, providing safe crossings for livestock and equipment with reduced potential for negative water quality effects is critical. Additionally, watering livestock at rivers is often the only practical option for agricultural producers. The KWRC has used stable fording sites as both watering locations for livestock as well as crossings for farm equipment. The approaches are properly aligned and hardened, and the stream bottom is stabilized with hard rock to prevent erosion and rutting. Since 1994 the KWRC has installed 85 stabilized fording sites in the watershed.
Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
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Demonstration Sites & Field Tours
We have a variety of private and public sites throughout our watershed where we have done valuable restoration and wildlife habitat enhancement work. Other sites include public boat launches and demonstration sites for environmental education projects.
Many of these sites are marked with an information sign at road side which describes the work done on the property. Look for the signs below as you drive the roads throughout our watershed.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more about the work on our restoration or demonstration sites, please contact us to inquire about a field tour and we can make arrangements.
Field tour of one of our restoration sites on Wards Creek with 4th year students from the Environment and Natural Resources program at the University of New Brunswick
Restored riparian zones are posted with one of the signs above at KWRC restoration sites along rivers and wetlands throughout our watershed.
A roadside information sign at one of our private landowner restoration sites
If your group or organization is interested in learning more about the Kennebecasis watershed and the work we do, please contact us to come do a presentation. We would love the opportunity to connect with your group, and share our knowledge on watershed conservation. The KWRC can tailor a presentation to align with topics that your group is most interested in learning about, including topics such as:
Watershed conservation and riparian zones
Endangered species and invasive species
Environmental issues facing our watershed
Presentations can be done in person or virtually.