McIntyre River Bank Stabilization
On August 12, 2010 BJ Halow Consrtuction started to stabilize the slumped bank located on the McIntyre River just below Central Avenue stabilized as shown in the attached pictures. The project involved the placement of amour rock to the hilside similar to what has been done in other sections of the river, however in this pilot project, several large root balls and large rocks were placed at the low water mark which will reduce flow rates and enhance fish habitat. Soil was added to the rocks on the slope and plantings of native species of dogwood and willow will help return the area to a natural setting.
The purpose of this project is to stabilize a slumping bank & restore critical habitat on an important recreational fishery. The project covers both areas upstream and downstream of the Central Avenue Crossing.
The North Shore Steelhead Association donated $16,000.00 to the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority to fund the fish habitat enhancement component of the project. The NSSA was assisted in this project by contributions from the Thunder Bay District Stewardship Council (3,000.00) and the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters Zone B (1,000.00) in support of this project.