“We can actually restore fish habitat and riparian areas, build refuge habitat, stabilize banks, stabilize sub-straits, and end up with a system that's going to be self-sustaining,” stated Jack Minard, Executive Director of the Comox Valley Land Trust.
Sooke is first community in British Columbia to integrate both rainwater and sanitary in a Liquid Waste Management Plan
“Sooke is proud of its natural environment. And as the first community in British Columbia to integrate both rainwater and sanitary in a liquid waste management plan, we now have the tools to protect the watersheds and the Sooke Harbour and Basin for future generations,” stated Mayor Janet Evans.
Tom Holz (Washington State):
The implications of this study regarding standards for development are truly sobering. Our touch must be as light as those builders who used to prepare land with hand tools.
‘Design with Nature’ and Connect the Dots: Green Infrastructure, Water Sustainability and Watershed Health
“In both Canada and the United States, light bulbs are going on about the inter-connectedness of green infrastructure and water sustainability, and the implications for watershed health. In December 2010, the Clean Water America Alliance brought together green infrastructure leaders from around the United States at a conference on urban water sustainability leadership,” states Kim Stephens.
Trish Hall (120p) – Watersheds Watch Salmon Society
Watershed Watch has been providing input to the Living Water Smart Water Act Modernization Process, including recommendations for the allocation of water for fish.
Stoney Creek Environment Committee celebrates 20th anniversary of ‘The Great Salmon Send-Off’ in the City of Burnbaby
The annual Great Salmon Send Off creates awareness about Stoney Creek’s fragile urban ecosystem and serves to protect it through eco-friendly practices and green alternatives.
Remi Dube – January 2010 (120p)
How Surrey accommodates an exploding population has enormous repercussions for many suburbs in North America. Surrey is enhancing habitat to ensure that people can watch salmon spawn in the city’s creeks for generations to come.
Metro Vancouver Reference Panel recommends monitoring long-term cumulative impacts of multiple contaminants in liquid discharges
Metro Van Reference Panel – Ken Hall
Current senior government regulations deal with one contaminant at a time and even though levels may be below some set threshold, the presence of multiple contaminants and their interaction can have impacts on organisms in the long term that are not being considered.
The American Water Resources Association (Washington State Branch) and the Canadian Water Resources Association (B.C. Branch) are co-hosting a 2-day conference in Seattle, Washington on October 4-5, 2007.
Nature's Revenue Streams is a 3-year public-private pilot project, based in Saanich BC, that will link rainwater infrastructure to the restoration of stream and watershed function. The project will show how urban development can be used as an opportunity to improve watershed and stream health, build/restore aquatic habitat and reduce infrastructure costs for developers and the municipality while also addressing rainwater runoff.