Dufferin Marsh Meadow Project 2020/21
On the south side of Dr. Kay Drive there is a large meadow area that was formerly used for grazing horses. Over the years it has slowly been changing with the succession of woody shrubs and trees. But meadows are important, especially for pollinators, and provide plant community diversity which supports the health of the wetland. So last fall we began restoring the meadow. The first job, during fall 2020, was to remove some of the woody plants to clear the site. In spring 2021 we prepared two meadow garden plots and planted 100 native meadow flowers. The intent is to create a seed bank for the dispersal of native plants to the rest of the meadow.
Since then, volunteers have been working on watering and weeding the plants (that unfortunately suffered with the drought in the spring ) and are pleased with the results. Next year we plan to introduce another meadow plot and install a turtle nesting area.
We would like to thank all the volunteers for their hard work and the support of the Township of King.
We would like to thank our funding partners for this project:
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Community Action Fund
Region of York Greening Partnership Action Fund