By Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen, September 2, 2016
You want wetlands? We got ’em by the soggy bushel.
According to Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources, there are about 51,000 hectares of marshes, swamps, bogs and fens in the City of Ottawa, representing about 18 per cent of the city’s total land mass.
So it might come as a surprise that the National Capital Commission is teaming up with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund to double to size of an existing wetland in the headwaters of Black Rapids Creek, a tributary of the Rideau River.http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/transforming-a-puddle-on-black-rapids-creek-into-a-vibrant-wetland