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Restored wetland near Kanata starting to teem with life

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A wetland restoration project in the heart of Ottawa's Greenbelt has led to an explosion of biodiversity. Birds such as mallards, killdeer and red-winged blackbirds have returned to the area off Corkstown Road and Moodie Drive after one season of restoration work. Fish and amphibians are also increasing in number and making the wetland home again. "I get really excited to see who has moved in, and who is using certain habitat types," said Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) aquatic biologist Jennifer Lamoureux, who designed the wetland's features. Before the restoration project, the area was overrun with a monoculture of reed canary grass, with little to no biodiversity, she said.

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