Speed River Project
This collection focuses on the forty year history of OPIRG Guelph's Speed River Project. The Speed River Project grew out of OPIRG-Guelph’s Annual Speed River Cleanup. Between 1988 and 1997, this project involved large-scale naturalization initiatives, ecological monitoring, education and outreach, all supported by OPIRG-Guelph’s staff and volunteers. Since then OPIRG Guelph has continued these activities at various scales, such as planting native species, hiking workshop for plant identification, community river forum, river restoration fundraising dinner, removal of invasive species and park maintenance. The goal of the Speed River Project is essentially to provide meaningful opportunities for students and the broader community to engage in action-oriented projects intended to enhance the ecological health of the Speed and Eramosa Rivers.