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Council Approves Brick Ponds Rehabilitation Project

The first phase of the Brick Ponds rehabilitation project will bring more life to the local wetland.

 

Woodstock City Council has approved the first phase of the Brick Ponds rehabilitation project.

 

Philip Holst, the Vice Chair of Storage of Oxford and the Director of Ducks Unlimited Canada presented a detailed delegation to council Thursday night.

 

Holst tells Heart FM the first phase will be focused changing the natural water route, in order to hydrate some of the dried up areas.

 

"Due to this amount of wetland we are going to increase the amount of habitat that will be there for other forms of ducks, and birds, and wildlife, and turtles, etcetera."

 

Excavators will help transform the wetland to make it a better environment for the wildlife.

 

Holst tells Heart FM the first phase will be focused changing the natural water route, in order to hydrate some of the dried up areas.

 

"Essentially we’re preparing the site to excavate its shallow wetlands, and make it as such that we can encourage the natural, native aquatic plants to spread throughout the area."

 

Excavators will also dig out spots for turtles to lay their eggs. They would also like to install wood duck boxes in order to increase the wood duck population.

 

Holst hopes the first phase will begin in the late fall or early winter.

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