October 20, 2021
On October 20, 2021, the Canadian Remedial Action Plan Implementation Committee (CRIC) hosted a virtual information session on the status of fish and aquatic wildlife populations within the St. Clair River. This session provided an overview of the trends in waterfowl, marsh birds, frogs and muskrats within the St. Clair River Area of Concern that stretches from the Blue Water Bridge to Mitchell’s Bay. In the 1980’s concern for the effects of contaminants and loss of aquatic habitat was raised. This presentation summarizes trends in diversity and abundance over time based on available survey data and other resources. Community members also had the opportunity to pose questions to a panel of subject matter experts.
Thanks to all who were able to join us! If you missed it, the session recording is now available, and will be accompanied by a copy of the session Q&A soon. If you have any questions about the material presented, please feel free to contact Natasha Pozega, RAP Coordinator at email@example.com.
More information on this topic is available in the following reports:
- Contaminant Body Burdens in Wildlife Populations in the St. Clair River Area of Concern
- Assessment of Wildlife Population Status and Trends at the St. Clair River Area of Concern
- Assessment of wildlife status and trends within the St. Clair River and Detroit River Areas of Concern Using Bird Studies Canada Data – Final Report
- Tissue contaminants and wild fish health in the St. Clair River Area of Concern – Part 2: Spatial trends and temporal declines in organics
Slide decks for the two presentations are also available: