Lt. Governor helps DEM, local residents stock Canada Pond in Providence

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Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos and DEM Student Researcher Carissa Charbonneau release fish into Canada Pond, Providence this afternoon, Credit to DEM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – Lieutenant Governor Sabina Matos, alongside Providence City Councilman Nicholas Narducci helped a crew from the Department of Environmental Management’s Freshwater Fisheries Team provide for Canada Pond in Providence’s North End.

A variety of species were added to the pond, largemouth bass, bluegills, pumpkinseed sunfish, chain pickerel, golden shiners, and yellow perch. The Pond’s fish were killed last year after a mishap occurred while repairing the pond’s dam in 2019, and the pond never recovered.

“There are fishing spots all over Rhode Island and some of the best ones are right in our backyards,” said Lieutenant Governor Matos. “Many residents in Providence and beyond enjoy fishing at Canada Pond. Governor McKee and I are proud to join DEM in supporting this stocking effort to help protect the conservation value of this special spot in the heart of the city.”

Canada Pond is located near Route 146 North and Providence’s Wanskuck neighborhood. The pond is home to 30 different plant species, 20 varying shrubs, and a cavalcade of trees.

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