Point Pelee Marsh Restoration Project

Since 1959, the overall percentage of open water area in the Pelee Marsh has decreased by 10% due to the expansion of cattails and Phragmites, degrading the habitat quality in the marsh. The park is proposing to use mechanical means to increase the open water in the marsh and decrease the aerial extent of invasive species. Heavy equipment will be used to cut channels and ponds in strategic areas win the marsh. Hand tools and small scale herbicide will be used to remove invasive plants. The target is removal of approximately 8ha of floating cattail and Phragmites mats as well as 1ha of rooted Phragmites.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

June 10, 2021 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Parks Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..

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Point Pelee National Park
407 Monarch Lane, RR 1
Leamington, Ontario N8H 3V4
Telephone: 519-322-2365 or 1-888-773-8888
Email: pc.pelee.info.pc@canada.ca

  • Location

    • Detailed Impact Assessment, Point Pelee National Park (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Recreation and Tourism
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Parks Canada
  • Authorities

    • Parks Canada Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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