Posted on September 11, 2010.
Please download and distribute our latest pamphlet, Taking action to protect Long Point's wildlife and wetlands.
Here is what we've accomplished to date:
- Initiated, funded and commissioned comprehensive feasibility study on how to reduce wildlife road kill, restore water connections between the Big Creek Marsh and Inner Bay, improve public safety and enhance the natural attractiveness of the Causeway.
- Consulted widely with community and government agencies on project.
- Attracted significant interest in media and scientific community about the proposed work.
- Initiated, funded and carried out temporary measures to reduce road kill including the installation of 4,000 metres of wildlife barrier fencing, artificial nesting mounds for turtles and signage to alert drivers to watch for wildlife on the roadway.
- Succeeded in reducing road kill of many species, including Species at Risk turtles and snakes.
- Secured $600,000 in funding to support project including nearly $400,000 to install three ecopassages next year that will allow animals to pass safely under the Causeway.
- Carried out monitoring studies of wildlife road mortality along the Causeway over the past three summers to verify the effectiveness of temporary measures Secured hundreds of hours of volunteer time in support of project.
- Accomplished all of the above at no cost to Norfolk County taxpayers.