In October of this year, Mono Public Works installed stream signage at most of the rivers and streams in the Town of Mono. This involved installing one or two signs at 33 bridge or culvert waterway crossings in Mono. The project was initiated by Council and largely paid for by a development grant from the Ontario government. The criteria for selecting which waterway crossing received a sign included the size of the waterway, that it can be seen from the road, and its geographical significance.
Knowing the names of creeks and rivers is an important step in understanding, appreciating, and respecting our waterway geography. For some waterways there was more than one name — an official one and a name for which it was known locally. In these locations both names were placed on the sign — the proper name and the name by which it is known locally.
Mono has a unique geographical feature. The headwaters of four separate watersheds and three streams are located in Mono. They are the Nottawasaga, the Humber, the Credit and to the west a small portion of the Grand River watershed.