Apr 2012

Bowker Creek Blueprint: Grass-Roots Community Leadership

“The strength of the Bowker Creek Initiative lies in the complementary talents and passions of its de facto leadership team. The key is that they believe in the mission: “This is what we want our watershed to look like in 100 years, and these are the steps we will take to get there,” states Kim Stephens.

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Community Values Drive Bowker Creek Initiative and Blueprint

“The stream restoration work is exciting when one recognizes the glorious project one is part of. It is a tremendous bonding experience: “These are my people and we are of this place.” Working together along the creek is one kind of social glue for the committee members.” states Gerald Harris.

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Bigger Pipes or Greener Communities: A Hydrological Assessment of Using Green Infrastructure Practices in British Columbia to Mitigate Future Flooding

“Green infrastructure practices offers a potential strategy for reducing the flood impacts of climate change. Green infrastructure relies on runoff management measures that seek to control rainwater volume at the source by reducing imperviousness and retaining, infiltrating and reusing rainwater,” states Chris Jensen.

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