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Silver Creek Now Protected (Posted On: Tuesday, October 05, 2010)

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The Town of Collingwood is pleased to announce that the Silver Creek Wetlands are now one step closer to being protected and in public hands.
 
The Silver Creek Wetland is one of the last remaining coastal wetlands on southern Georgian Bay and it provides a variety of important biological, social and hydro-geological functions including flood control, water purification and sediment containment.
The Silver Creek itself is the habitat for many species of fish including Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon.  The surrounding wetland is home to as many as 124 species of birds, numerous species of plants and the endangered spotted turtle.  The Silver Creek Wetland is identified in the Town's planning documents as Category 1 Fish Habitat and Category 1 Provincially Significant Wetland - Silver Creek Wetland Complex. 
 
In order to ensure that this rare environmental asset is preserved for future generations, Collingwood Council has had the foresight to secure an agreement with those who currently control the property that will ensure that the environmentally significant portions of the wetland are transferred into public hands.  There will be more information in the coming weeks, and a formal announcement and dedication will be planned for the spring of 2011.
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