Funds to help Kon­kle Creek ero­sion

The Hamilton Spectator - - LOCAL - GRIMSBY LIN­COLN NEWS

LIN­COLN — A joint fund­ing an­nounce­ment from the fed­eral and pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments means the town will be able to move ahead with a project to ad­dress ero­sion is­sues along Kon­kle Creek.

Six months af­ter ap­ply­ing for money un­der the Canada-On­tario Clean Wa­ter and Wastew­a­ter Fund, se­nior staff have re­ceived word that they will be re­ceiv­ing $600,000 to be put to­ward con­struc­tion of a new 750-me­tre nat­u­ral­ized creek cor­ri­dor to im­prove both the man­age­ment and treat­ment of storm wa­ter and im­prove ero­sion and flood­ing con­di­tions.

“The pro­posed creek nat­u­ral­iza­tion works will sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the en­vi­ron­ment health of the creek through im­proved de­graded aquatic and ter­res­trial habi­tats,” said Mayor San­dra Eas­ton.

“An ad­di­tional ben­e­fit of this project is the es­tab­lish­ment of a key multi-use trail link to pro­mote healthy com­mu­ni­ties.”

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