The District of North Vancouver’s Bold Vision for a Municipality-Wide Integrated Rainwater Management Plan
Risk to Watershed Health
The District of North Vancouver has a bold vision to systematically retrofit individual properties as they come up for redevelopment. The catalyst for pending action is the ‘death by a thousand cuts’ consequences for watershed health.
“To draw attention to the urgent need for action on single-family residential properties, we have created a set of images to illustrate why and how watershed health is at risk. Mackay Creek is our case study,” states Richard Boase, the District’s Environmental Protection Officer.
To Learn More:
To read the complete story posted on the Rainwater Management Community-of-Interest, click on The District of North Vancouver’s Bold Vision for a Municipality-Wide Integrated Rainwater Management Plan.
Click on How the Tree Canopy Protects Urban Stream Health: “The right trees in the right places intercept rainfall”, says IGP Co-Chair Richard Boase — Trees can intercept upwards of 50% of the rain that falls each year on a watershed. Removing the tree cover means that more and more rainfall is converted into runoff volume.
Posted September 2010