Wild rice returns to Rice Lake in Peterborough, Northumberland counties


September 29, 2017

RICE LAKE -- For more than a decade, Alderville First Nation's Jeff Beaver has been trying to re-establish wild rice in and around Rice Lake.

Today, due to his efforts, small beds are growing in areas like Stoney Creek which runs into the south shore of Rice Lake on the western outskirts of Alderville - but recently the first real "harvest" in about 50 years took place on a tributary along Rice Lake's north shore.



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