Telford Lake Wetland Restoration

Funding Support: Alberta Environment and Parks Wetland Replacement Program
Timeline: Spring / Summer of 2021
Questions about this project? Project Manager:  Jenna Chernuka
Phone:  780-980-7107


Together with Associated Environmental Consultants Inc., the City has been working to restore 0.4 hectares of wetland just north of Telford Lake.

  • The restored wetland will sit nestled between the lakeshore and agricultural lands to the north, bordered by the multiway trail system surrounding the lake.
  • The site is located in an area historically drained for agricultural use and due to its proximity to the multiway trail and visibility from Telford Lake, the wetland will provide a unique opportunity to engage, inspire, and educate the public on the ecological benefits of wetlands.
  • We expect the wetland to enhance biodiversity, improve habitat connectivity, reduce the presence of noxious weeds, and improve drainage in the area.
  • Project planning, design, and construction were completed in 2020 and vegetation planting is slated for the spring/summer of 2021.

Telford Lake Wetland Restoration Location.jpg

Project Updates

July 7, 2021 Complete Construction and planting is complete. The wetland will be monitored and maintained for approximately four years, per the agreement with Alberta Environment, after which time formal declaration of a fully established wetland may be provided.
June 23, 2021 On-time Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary is complete. 
June 9, 2021 On-time Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary taking place today, June 9. 
May 12, 2021 On-time Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary will take place mid-June. 
April 12, 2021 On-time Planning, design and construction phases are complete. Vegetation planting within the wetland boundary and buffer zones will take place in the coming months.