With good maintenance, wetlands and watersheds add a lot to their neighbourhoods. They are beautiful, green spaces; they give residents access to nature and natural play areas; they are environmentally friendly; and they help manage flood waters. Rennie’s River below Long Pond is an example of how much a well maintained watershed can add to a neighbourhood.
Poorly maintained wetlands are neither aesthetically pleasing nor safe. Unhealthy wetlands and paved-over wetlands create floods downstream. [See also: Climate Change and Flooding].
I will work with City staff and with local experts from MUN, NAACAP, etc. to to protect our well-cared-for wetlands and to improve the health of others (including South Brook, Yellow Marsh Stream, Kenmount Brook, and Leary’s Brook).