Restoration

The most efficient management is pollution-prevention of existing resources. However, restoration and remediation are essential tools to reverse past damage and to mitigate the impact from new impacts. This category includes stream stabilization projects, wetland creation projects, stormwater retrofits, and other approaches to provide tangible water quality improvements.  Click on the + sign to expand box and learn about each restoration project in detail.

Over 8.4 million pounds of slightly contaminated sediment were removed from a section of Sucker Brook between Parrish Street and 5 and 20 Bypass. Material was brought to landfill and used as daily cover. Watershed Council coordinated the project and partnered with County, Town and City to complete project. Improved water quality and reduced potential upstreaming flooding. Grant funding through DOS.
Created two- acre stormwater wetland on Canandaigua City School District Pearl Street property. Stormwater wetlands created to solve flooding problems at Primary School- 17 classrooms flooded on two occasions. Partnered with Town, County, School and City. Grant funding through DOS.
Town of Canandaigua created the Deuel Road stormwater management facility in partnership with the local farmer and Watershed Council to reduce flood related damage to Deuel Road.
Watershed Council obtained grant funding, coordinated efforts and provided the in-kind assistance to work with county, town and city forces to build the bio-retention area.
Watershed Council designed and coordinated the Fall Brook/ Canandaigua Country Club stream stabilization project (1,200 feet both sides). Partnered with Town of Canandaigua Highway Department to complete work.
Watershed Council worked with several partners to create the Lagoon Park Habitat Restoration Plan. Provided significant planting assistance and applied for two grants to help pay to implement the plan. Partners include: Botanical Society, City, Watershed Association, Soil and Water and FLCC students.

  • Sucker Brook stream restoration/stabilization projects- partnered with County, Town and City to complete the projects. Grant funding through DOS.
  • Middlesex Highway Garage bio retention area- partnered with the Highway Department and Watershed Association.
  • Obtained grant funding to assist City of Canandaigua in purchase of a Street Sweeper.
  • Antis Street Parking Lot Bio-Retention project- partnered with the City of Canandaigua.
  • Village of Rushville Walking Trail and stream stabilization along West River. Watershed Council assisted in obtaining grant funding and volunteer assistance in trail clearing.
  • Design and permit assistance on several FEMA projects (Bills Road, Shoreline stabilization projects, culvert sizing and replacement.
  • Menteth Creek/Goodale Road partnership with farmer, NRCS and Fish and Wildlife Service Partners Program to restore 1,000 + feet of stream using logs, vegetation and some stone.
  • DEC and Trout Unlimited completed substantial stream bank stabilization projects in Naples Creek to promote fish habitat and protect water quality. Watershed Council participated in the Willow Planting Project.
  • Watershed Council assisted with the Onanda Park/Barnes Gully dredging project and Boat Launch stabilization in partnership with the Town of Canandaigua.
  • Watershed Council partnered with Ontario County County Public Works and Highway Department to complete the Grimes Creek/County Road 36 bank stabilization project- 350 feet. Grant funding purchased the stone and plantings that were utilized.