In collaboration with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), Gonder’s Flats in Fort Erie is being restored back into a functional wetland ecosystem. Highly manipulated over the past several decades, the Gonder’s Flats property has been further decimated by Emerald Ash Borer. As a result, the dead ash trees have been removed and a 3-acre pond has been excavated.
Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2023 with extensive planting of native vegetation to also occur this year. An accessible trail system with viewing areas is also being installed to support educational and interpretive opportunities.