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We're exploring ways to better manage rainwater in the Still Creek watershed, and restore its natural water cycle, by using green rainwater infrastructure.
By adding features like wetlands, rain gardens, and rainwater tree trenches to existing parks and roads, we can slow down, capture, and filter rainwater.
These projects can help to:
- Improve water quality
- Create habitats for wildlife
- Manage floods
- Reduce urban heat
- Make nature more accessible
What's happeningThis project is in early exploratory phases
Throughout 2023, we’ll be:
- Engaging Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh to understand their priorities for these sites
- Consulting key stakeholders and Still Creek watershed stewards to help shape these projects
- Sharing information with neighbours through signage and webpage updates
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Enhancements by location
- Enhancing a naturally managed ravine to support rainwater capture from City storm sewers
- Adding terraces to slow and capture rainwater, improving water quality before it flows into Still Creek
- Transforming the existing small pond into a rainwater capture and storage system
- Re-grading the park to enable rainwater storage, reducing reliance on chlorinated drinking water
- Addressing drainage issues, including seasonal flooding
- Creating a seasonal wetland to capture rainwater and mitigate flood impacts
- Introducing a rain garden in the north-west corner of the park, near Slocan and E 29th
- Capturing runoff from the park and surrounding streets, improving water management
- Installing rain gardens, riparian plantings, and rainwater tree trenches
- Treating polluted rainwater runoff to enhance water quality in Still Creek
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