Emeric Stream

Man-made pond

Bridge with culverts

Ruisseau Emeric 04

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Issue:

Private woodlot with a maple harvest open to the public. Multiple camps on the waterfront. Wooden bridge over two plastic culverts on gravel road. Man-made pond with absolutely no vegetation on the banks.

Action Required:

Landowner education on the importance of maintaining an adequate buffer zone on his property and the effects of a man-made pond on water quality. Restore the buffer zone by planting shrubs or by letting nature take its course by leaving a strip of untouched vegetation along the stream.

Update

June 29 2017

Vegetation around the pond

New bridge

Update:

The vegetation has grown around the pond, it is thin in one place on the right bank. The bridge was destroyed and a new bridge built at a different place 100 meters from the old one.

Alteration negligible

Minor alteration. Must follow site

Alteration with possibility of impact

Alteration with impact. Recommended intervention.

Full restoration

incomplete restoration or monitor

Restoration to be completed