Head water tributaries of the Rouge, Don and East Humber Rivers all originate within the boundaries of the Town of Richmond Hill. Historically, these watercourses provided high quality cold water habitat for sensitive species such as brook trout and the endangered redside dace. The high amount of urbanisation within this region has, over the years, greatly impacted these important creeks in many ways. Currently, populations of brook trout and redside dace are fragmented and absent from much of their historic range. The goal of the Richmond Hill Headwaters Rehabilitation Program (formerly the Richmond Hill Adopt-a-Stream Program) is to protect and restore these creeks; encouraging populations of native brook trout and redside dace to return to their historic habitat, while at the same time improving water quality and fisheries habitat for all native fish populations.
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