Fifty Point beachgrass plantings kick off efforts to boost Conservation Area’s biodiversity

The planting funded by the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority took place in October at Fifty Point CA which is the site of a planned wetland project.

The planting, which focused heavily on beachgrass and native shrubs has already begun to enhance the Conservation Area’s natural features along the Lake Ontario shoreline.

Further inland, a wetland has been planned for the west end of the Conservation Area. The project will divert a watercourse that was causing flooding concerns nearby and direct it through a newly constructed natural channel to the Conservation Area’s main pond. This will result in new spawning habitat for fish in both the channel and the pond boosting the productivity and sustainability of the Conservation Area’s natural areas.