There have been some changes to the North Jubilee Wetland in the past few weeks.
Work has been done to put up fencing around the wetland ponds and to improve drainage in the area. While much of the work has been undertaken by public works employees and members of the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA), some of the recent work was also done with the help of FortisBC.
The energy company hired local contractor Owen Williams, owner of Powder Pig Excavating, to install a corrosion protection bed — which protects steel gas lines from rusting — in the area, and Williams approached FortisBC about contributing to the North Jubilee Wetland Rehabilitation project.
“I knew that Fortis is very good at being mindful of the impact that they have when they do these installations, because often they’re in residential areas, and so I hooked Duncan [Reitz, from FortisBC] up with Eva [Cameron, a member of RSEA,] and then Fortis very kindly donated three days of my time for the wetlands project.”
Williams helped hook up an overflow drain, helped put up some of the fencing around the ponds, and did some general clean up to make the area easier for city employees to mow. FortisBC also donated a number of trees to the project.
The City of Rossland oversaw the installation of the drain, which should help keep the Jubilee Field from flooding in the spring.
Further work on the North Jubilee Wetland Rehabilitation project, which is supported by the Columbia Basin Trust, will continue into the fall.