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
Information icon These projects are partly funded by the Government of Canada’s Natural Infrastructure Fund External website, opens in new tab for rainwater integration projects throughout the city.
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Have you heard of 6PPD-quinone?
6PPD-quinone is a chemical from car tires that is toxic to coho salmon, rainbow trout and other fish.
Recent research has shown that rain gardens can filter more than 90% of this toxic chemical before it reaches our waterways.
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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