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DIGNARD CONSTRUCTED WETLAND
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Independent Directions to this Site: From Highway 417 (The Queensway) take exit 88 (County Road 28 or St-Guillaume Road) south. Proceed 4.0 km SSE on St-Guillaume Road (CR 28) to Route 200. Turn left or ENE onto it and park along the roadside opposite the ponds to the south (on your right). A pair of signs mark the Dignard Constructed Wetland ponds.
Eastern Sewage Lagoons Route Route Directions: From the Russell Sewage Lagoons return to Wade Road and turn right or NNW on it and return 0.9 km to Castor Street or Regional 3. Turn right or ENE on Castor and proceed 2.8 km to County Road 28 or St-Guillaume Road. Turn left or NNW onto it and go 3.7 km to Route 200. Turn right or ENE onto it and park along the roadside opposite the ponds to the south (on your right). A pair of signs mark the next site on this loop, the Dignard Constructed Wetland ponds.
Map of Dignard Constructed Wetland Area with Google Satellite Image Inset
Site Description and Birding Information: This is a special project involving a number of agricultural and environmental agencies. Altough there are a total of five cells in the pond system, only two small ponds are visible along the road. The one on the left, closer to the farm, has edge habitat for shorebirds and several species have been seen here since birders discovered them. This site is not open to the public, however appointments for visitation may be made by contacting the Eastern Ontario Model Forest or South Nation Conservation. South Nation Conservation requests that birders park on the side of the road, and respect the farmer's private property. Also check the manure pile's cement holding basin between the barns and the road; it too attracts shorebirds.
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Panoramic View of the Dignard Constructed Wetland
Eastern Sewage Lagoons Route Route Directions: From the Dignard Constructed Wetland return WSW to County Road 28 or St-Guillaume Road and turn left or SSE on it. Drive 3.7 km to Castor Street or CR 3. Turn left or ENE on Castor and proceed 4.2 km through Embrun (where CR 3 becomes Notre Dame Street) to St. Joseph Road. Turn right or SSE onto it and go 1.5 km to Route 400. Turn left or northeast onto Route 400 and after about a kilometre the next site on this loop, the Embrun Sewage Lagoons, will be on your left.
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Last update: October 25, 2009