Halls Creek Rocks! (August 2015)
August 2015 – UTRCA in partnership with the Town of Ingersoll, Oxford County Trails Council, and Carmeuse have completed an erosion control and stream health project at Halls Creek, Ingersoll. The project goals were to stablize the streambank while enhancing and creating new fish habitat. Halls Creek in recent years has progressively eroded the banks, risking damage to the Thomas Ingersoll Scenic Trail in Smith’s Pond Park and the adjacent properties.
Rip rap was installed along the creek’s banks to improve bank stability. Riffles and pools were created to enhance aquatic habitat and improve water quality and fish passage in the cool water system.
The project will help improve public safety, protect the public trail, and reduce erosion along 100 m of the creek. It was funded by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, and the RBC Blue Water Community Fund.
Contact: Jackianne Abbey, Assistant Soil Conservation Technician