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Bogart Creek Restoration Project

Several people in the community interested in preserving and restoring the Bogart Creek to its natural habitat have obtained support from Newmarket Town Council and formed the Bogart Creek Restoration project. The project was started to improve the water quality of the Bogart Creek from its source to the Holland River.

Project Charter

History of Bogart Creek

Benefits of restoring Bogart Creek

  • Development of wildlife corridors to encourage a greater diversity of species.
  • Greater educational opportunities for its residents and people from surrounding communities.
  • Community participation and involvement in their neighbourhoods and surrounding environment.
  • A natural heritage habitat for future generations.

Accomplishments to Date

  • Resolution passed by Newmarket Town Council
  • Held meetings with town's public works and environmental services
  • Identified adjacent property ownership in Newmarket
  • Sought involvement with Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Historical information about Bogart Creek compiled
  • Prepared maps and graphs of Bogart Creek elevation
  • Developed fish monitoring plan
  • Identified support organizations
  • Prepared application for Trillium foundation funding through LSRCA Foundation
  • Directed seven spring plantings and five fall plantings (over 6,500 trees and shrubs and over 40 bird nesting boxes)
  • Conducted seven years of summer work by Ontario Stewardship Rangers
  • Conducted nine York Adopt-A-Stream plantings with Newmarket high schools and community organizations
  • Developed and distributed Bogart Creek Home Owners Guide
  • Conducted clean ups of Bogart Pond, Bogart Curve, Drew Doak Park, Magna Centre ponds, and College Manor Park
  • Aquatic growing & planting with Elisabeth Seaton grade school
  • Fish rehabilitation of the Bruce Lindsay Pond by the York Bassmasters
  • Started building walking trail at Bruce Lindsay Pond
  • Built 150 bird nesting boxes with local youth at the 2009 and 2010 Earth Day Community Tree Planting events
  • Participated in the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan & Stewardship Program development

Upcoming Plans

  • Spring ( May 12, 2012) and Fall (October 27, 2012) planting
  • Planting by York Cross-A-Stream & various high schools
  • Aquatic growing and planting with Scanlon Creek Education Centre
  • Develop walking trails at Bruce Lindsay Pond
  • Fish habitat building of Bruce Lindsay Pond by York Bassmasters
  • Develop and install signage
  • Participate in Earth Day Community Tree Planting Event in Newmarket (May 6, 2012)

Contact

For more information contact:

bogart.creek@rogers.com

Dave Kerwin: 905-895-8969
Ted Bomers: 905-898-6124