YOUTUBE VIDEO: “We must build trust with elected reps, local staff and developers to collaborate on Win-Win rainwater projects in the Shelley Creek drainage area,” stated Peter Law, speaking on behalf of the Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

Note to Reader:

The panel and town-hall segment was the program heart for the Nanaimo Water Symposium. Panel reflections on project experience set the scene for town-hall interaction. The over-arching theme was: collaboration is necessary for restorative development; and a ‘design with nature’ land and water ethic is key to ‘getting it right’ over time.

Peter Law described how MVIHES (Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society) has morphed from Stewards of the Englishman River Recovery Plan to Stewards of the Watershed. The Shelly Creek Plan is a provincial precedent. Community-driven action can restore watershed hydrology, prevent erosion and ensure fish survival.

Shelly Creek Water Balance & Sediment Reduction Plan