Ontario Power Generation
Eastern Operations - Lennox Thermal GS
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Certified Silver through 2022
About the Program
Eastern Operations’ Lennox Thermal Generating Station is a natural gas-fired station located over 1,500-acres of land on the north shore of Lake Ontario in eastern Ontario. Since 1982, the team on site actively manages the property for wildlife habitat. The site maintains wetland, forest, and 137-acres of grassland habitat to provide a safe environment for native avian species populations to flourish. In 2017, 12,200 seedlings were planted over 15-acres of land to enhance and increase forest connectivity to wetland areas. In addition, the site works with local organizations such as TC Energy, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority to improve habitat for native species, and restore and offset loss of wetland, aquatic and upland habitats.
Practices and Impacts
- In 2003, the site installed elevated nest boxes and platforms for peregrine falcons and osprey on the roof of the station approximately 14-stories from ground level. The team annually monitors the species and continues to see an increase in population for both birds of prey.
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