Field and Stream Rescue Team was started in 2001. We have been keeping our greenspaces, streams and creeks cleaned and healthy for over 20 years.
Each cleanup removes debris and litter from the streams and creeks to reduce potential harmful material from entering the Great Lakes, our fresh water resource. Cleanups also improve water flow and reduce stagnant water where mosquitoes breed.
Planting native species benefits the streams by creating a buffer zone in which urban water runoff (after rainfall) can be filtered and reduces the amount of harmful pesticides, automotive pollution and other chemicals that would otherwise directly enter the stream. The buffer zones also provide shade for the streams, cooling the water and reducing bacteria levels. Plantings also create excellent wildlife habitat and natural areas for the birds and animals. As we all know, these areas are becoming limited within urban settings.
With stream rehabilitation, we work with the city, conservation authorities and local community groups to improve the streams by creating more natural structures to help with erosion control, high traffic areas, dangerous public areas and fish habitat.
Field and Stream Rescue Team welcomes volunteers to assist in all of our projects.