Long Point Causeway Improvement Project

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Causeway culvert construction completed!

January 12, 2016 — Construction of the first of two large aquatic culverts on Long Point Causeway near the former mouth of Big Creek was completed in December. A second culvert will be installed at the north end of the Causeway in 2016.

Dredging to connect the new culvert of open water areas of the Big Creek Marsh has been delayed until August due to environmental concerns. When completed, dredging will restore water flow and fish spawning habitat in the Marsh.

The Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation (LPWBRF) has raised all of the funds required for the project.

This funding includes $200,000 from the US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) through its Sustain Our Great Lakes program.

With the addition of the US funding, the LPWBRF has now raised nearly $2.5 million for its work to reduce the negative effects of the Causeway on the surrounding ecosystem.

Our sponsors

Environment Canada – Habitat Stewardship Program for Species at Risk Environment Canada – National Wetlands Conservation Fund Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources – Species at Risk Stewardship Fund US National Fish and Wildlife Foundation – Sustain Our Great Lakes program Norfolk County Canada-Ontario Agreement on Great Lakes Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Aylmer District Nature Conservancy of Canada Shell Canada — Fueling Change Environmental Fund TD Friends of the Environment Ontario Ministry of the Environment – Great Lakes Guardian Fund Environment Canada – Science Horizons program Environment Canada – Canadian Wildlife Service Parks Canada Bird Studies Canada Long Point Bay Anglers Association Long Point Country Chamber of Commerce Long Point Region Conservation Authority Long Point Ratepayers Association Long Point Waterfowl Long Point Waterfowlers Association Long Point World Biosphere Reserve Foundation Norfolk Field Naturalists Ontario Ministry of Transportation Upper Thames River Conservation Authority