- AVON RIVER ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROJECT
The Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project, which was comprised of a group of comprehensive urban, rural and in-stream studies, was initiated in April, 1980, at the request of the City of Stratford, and was completed in 1984.
Active field investigations, remedial demonstrations, monitoring and technical analyses were largely completed in 1980 and 1981. By the establishment of an Advisory Committee, formal public contacts were maintained throughout the duration of the project with municipal representatives, the Perth County Federation of Agriculture and the Perth County Soil and Crop Improvement Association. Development of a preferred pollution control strategy, preparation of supporting technical documents and meetings with the public and elected officials were carried out during 1982, the latter to assist in formulating an overall strategy that would hopefully gain general acceptance for future implementation.
Principal funding for the Stratford-Avon River Environmental Management Project was afforded by the Ministry of the Environment. However, a planning and investigational approach involving three task-oriented sub-committees - Rural, Urban and Stream Management - was made possible through the co-operative efforts of many individuals representing a number of agencies. Most of the work on rural components of the study was achieved through a contract arranged with the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. Other contributions to sub-committee activities were made by staff of the City of Stratford, the Lands Directorate of Environment Canada, the Perth County Soil and Crop Improvement Association, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority and the Ministry of the Environment. Lists of persons serving on the three sub-committees and the Management and Advisory Committees for the project are included in the Appendix of the Final Report.
Specific courses of action resulting from completion of this project
were arrived at through decisions taken by the Ministry of the Environment
and the City of Stratford in regard to point-source pollution impacts
and through negotiations with staff of other participating agencies
and municipal government officials concerning non-point pollution
A Field Exposure of Rainbow Trout in the Avon River Downstream of the
Stratford Sewage Treatment Plant. 1984. K. Flood et al. [233 KB]
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