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Wetlands Treatment Project

VWP is the first island location in Ontario, Canada to have a sub-surface water treatment project which is a wetland to treat wastewater.

Marshland creation

We worked for five years with the Ministries of Environment and Health and a consulting firm to create this marshland. It was completed in 2000, at the time when there were only 90 wetland installations in operation in Canada!

The Wetlands

Wetlands are areas inundated with surface or ground water that support plants adapted to saturated soil conditions. Wetlands are valuable water-storage sites, holding back floods in wet seasons and gradually releasing the water in times of drought. They filter out pollutants and sediments from water that passes through them. They are also irreplaceable habitat for a vast number of birds who breed or feed in them. Wetlands have been described as “nature’s kidneys” because the physical, chemical, and biological processes that break down some compounds (e.g. nitrogen-containing compounds, sulfates) and filter out others. The natural pollutant-removal capabilities of wetlands have brought them increased attention as a way to filter wastewater.
The following list of eco-practices of our Programme delivery touch upon major areas that people can readily relate to. From our “signature piece”: the birch bark Montrealer canoe replica (which people immediately identify as VWP), our environmental “flagship” fully depicts zero emission, sustainability and links the past to the present eco-practices; To the commitment to carry it through to the last detail and incorporate it into every aspect of our everyday lives.
Leave No Trace Camping
Energy Conservation
Water Conservation
Non-Motorized Water Transport
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Product & Provision Sustainability
Reclamation & Tree Planting
These values are reflected by our personal, down-to-earth, authentic interaction with people. It’s a deep commitment by us – we LOVE what we do. VWP and its participants live and embrace the spirit, traditions, life-changing, timeless wilderness experiences that inspire our connection to the natural world.

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An amazing Wilderness Experience, that’s what we do best.

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