Bowker Creek Blueprint demonstrates what can be accomplished through a vision, alignment and collaboration
Note to Readers:
In October 2010, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) and the BC Water and Waste Association co-hosted a 2-day workshop titled 'From Rain to Resource: Stormwater Management in a Changing Climate'. The purpose of Day 2 was to integrate the perspectives of the people working on the ground and those developing and adopting policy.
One of the case studies was the Bowker Creek Blueprint, an initiative of the Capital Regional District and three municipalities – Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay. Jody Watson, Chair of the Bowker Creek Initiative, told the Bowker story. She is the Harbours & Watersheds Coordinator with the Capital Regional District.
A 100-Year Action Plan
“The Bowker Creek Initiative has developed the Bowker Creek Blueprint: A 100-year action plan to restore the Bowker Creek Watershed to provide member municipalities, the Capital Regional District, the community and other land stewards with information and guidance to manage and restore the watershed and creek corridor over the long term,” states Jody Watson.
An Inspiring Accomplishment
“The Bowker Creek Blueprint is an outstanding and inspiring accomplishment,” states Eric Bonham, a former Director in two provincial Ministries. He is also Past-Chair of the Highlands Stewardship Foundation.
“The Bowker 100-Year Action Plan demonstrates how a ‘top down bottom up strategy’ leads to practical action. It has the power to positively influence what happens in other parts of the Georgia Basin.”
To Learn More:
To read the complete story posted on the Convening for Action Community-of-Interest, click on The Bowker Creek Blueprint demonstrates what can be accomplished through a vision, alignment and collaboration
Posted November 2010