Two Mile Creek Conservation Area



The NPCA restoration team will install two cross vanes in Two Mile Creek to improve the creek's overall health and habitat from August 22-24.

Why: Cross vanes use natural materials (downed trees and stone) to focus the creek's energy into existing pools within the creek that have started to fill up with sediment. The sediment typically comes from upstream sources of erosion. By focusing the creek's energy, the cross vanes work to reduce soil erosion on the creek banks and scour out sediment deposits within the creek. The sediment reduction will help provide a better habitat for fish and insects in Two Mile Creek.

Who: Staff from the NPCA Restoration team will work with Ashcon Excavating and Sassafras Farms to complete this project.

When: The project is scheduled to take from Monday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 24, with most of the work being completed on Tuesday, August 23. The project is taking place outside of MNRF fish timing restrictions to protect native fish populations.

Where: The project will occur adjacent to and in Two Mile Creek north of the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake path that connects Butler St. to Colonel Butler Crescent.

Upcoming: This fall, restoration staff will return for additional plantings in the Two Mile Creek riparian area. These plantings will work to hold the creek banks together, provide habitat and eventually cool the creek.

Questions on this project can be directed to Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist,, 905-650-4027.