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Falls Remediation – Quidi Vidi

Recipient: Salmonid Association of Eastern Newfoundland (SAEN)
Approved Amount: $15,000
Year Approved: 2013

The project has two major elements: Reintroduce Atlantic Salmon to the Rennies River and Virginia River systems located in the municipal boundaries of St. John’s and to restore / enhance access to the watersheds by removing two barrier obstacles at their common outflow.  The enhancement portion will utilize in-stream incubators. The method is extremely cost effective and requires no infrastructure. SAEN will be planting incubators containing up to 100,000 eggs annually at locations widely distributed throughout the watersheds.  Mitigation of outflow obstacle requires creating a channel and steps along with small dams to manage water flow through the affected area. The expected result in improving access to both watersheds flowing into it which are currently passable only under and is a critical element if the overall project is to succeed.

Contact: Scott Nightingale, 709-722-9300,