BOWKER CREEK INITIATIVE IN THE CAPITAL REGION: “Creek restoration opportunities typically arise with little warning, and the detailed plan and long-term vision will help all its partners be ready,” wrote Tanis Gower, Bowker Creek Initiative Coordinator, in an article that recognized re-development of Oak Bay High School as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (December 2009)
“Change is slow in the urban environment. It usually happens with re-development of individual lots as buildings wear out or as population density increases. With re-development comes opportunity for creek restoration or creek day-lighting. Having a detailed plan and long-term vision will help all partners be ready. The Bowker Creek Initiative has produced a plan – the Bowker Creek Blueprint – that includes policy recommendations,” wrote Tanis Gower.