A historic trout respawning bed will be restored in Madawaska Valley.

A group of local volunteers, government and private partners will soon be able to help rebuild the spawning grounds for trout in Diamond Lake just east of Combermere. Monica Seidel, communications coordinator at Watersheds Canada, says the area was clean of silt in September of this year. Silt stops oxygen from getting to the eggs, which can kill the fish in the early age.

The project will enter its final stages next year. Those around Diamond Lake will see a pile of rocks placed over the bed on the ice, which will fall into place once the ice melts in the spring.

Seidel says the project was possible due to local volunteers like the Madawaska Fish and Game Club, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, the Federation of Anglers and Hunters, and the Diamond Lake Facebook Group, among several others.