On September 21 2019, first-year BCIT Ecological Restoration students and instructors came out to Squamish and helped re-vegetate the restoration site around the newly replaced culvert. There were many ferns and shrubs placed back in the ground and along the slopes to help stabilize the banks. On the estuary side, lyngby sedge and Douglas asters were also put into the mud flats. All these native plants will eventually shade the channel, which will help to keep the waters cool for salmon when the sun is shining bright and collect bugs for salmon to munch on.
We look forward to watching these plants thrive in their new habitat, along with the creatures that will call them home. Thank you BCIT ER for the hard work!
The Squamish River Watershed Society (SRWS), formed in 1998, takes a holistic approach towards watershed management, examining the headwaters down to the estuary and into Howe Sound. We are committed to enhancing and preserving the integrity of the Squamish Watershed, focusing on key environmental factors and human influences.