Media Release: Kellys Pond Watershed Restoration (April 13, 2022)
Posted on 04/13/2022
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For Immediate Release: April 13, 2022

The Town of Stratford is pleased to announce that we have been approved for $254,088 in funding through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s (ICIP) Green Infrastructure stream for restoration of the Kelly’s Pond-Moore’s Pond watershed system, with a total project value of $346,500. ICIP is a joint Federal-Provincial fund that supports municipalities with infrastructure projects. The Green Infrastructure stream provides supports for projects that address adaptation, resilience, and disaster management.

The integrity of the Kelly’s Pond-Moore’s Pond watershed is currently compromised by undersized water control structures, sediment infilling, degraded wetlands, and inadequate buffer zones. Restoring this system will mitigate the effects of extreme weather events and climate change, including increased rainfall intensity, flooding, and erosion, in addition to providing a healthy habitat for local wildlife.

Restoration work will take place in 2022 and will be completed in collaboration with the Stratford Area Watershed Improvement Group (SAWIG).

“This is a wonderful project that will have a very positive impact on our community,” stated Stratford Mayor Steve Ogden. “We look forward to a future where this area is accessible for many active and passive sustainable recreational pursuits.”


For more information please contact:
Wendy Watts, Community & Business Engagement Manager
Town of Stratford
Phone: (902) 569-6921
Email: [email protected]