“Brookies in Bronte Forever” Burlington Office Volunteer Trip
September 10, 2018
On Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, Grantekians from the Burlington office braved the summer heat and put on chest waders for a volunteer trip assisting Conservation Halton at Courtcliffe Park.
Twelve mighty volunteers started their afternoon with an information session about the “Brookies in Bronte Forever” Project. The idea behind this initiative is to use Streambank bioengineering to install sediment mats using old Christmas trees. These trees will capture unwanted sediment thus narrowing the stream and improving the native fish habitat as a whole.After our information session, we were all outfitted in chest waders, and started to take the netting off of the old Christmas trees. While the netting was being removed, Grantekians formed an assembly line and trudged through the water with trees in tow.Next, our employees strategically placed the trees into the ground following an established pattern. Once all the trees were in place, we were given wooden stakes and sledgehammers to barricade the trees. Lastly, the Grantekians interlaced twine around the wooden stakes to anchor the cut trees.What an amazing experience it was for Grantek’s Burlington office. We look forward to many more volunteer trips in the future. Thank you to Conservation Halton for allowing us to help in the “Brookies in Bronte Forever” Project. We look forward to seeing the results for years to come.