We are pleased to announce we will be moving forward with phase 1 of the Central Estuary Restoration Project. Culvert 3 (see yellow arrow in photo) will be replaced with a 3m x 3m box culvert to improve fish access at this location. As of April 22, 2019 there will be heavy equipment operating onsite. The road will remain open to the public from April 22 - 28 as the site is prepared, materials are transported for construction. On April 29, 2019 the lower portion of the road will be closed to traffic (approx. location see red sign in photo) to allow for removal and replacement of the culvert during the low tide windows.
The project team is working toward a goal of reopening the road to traffic by May 15th, and will continue to undertake work in the side channel areas during the low tide windows in May and June. Re-vegetation of the site will take place following active construction works. Works schedules are subject to change when working in this highly variable environment, and the SRWS will update stakeholders and the community of any unforeseen changes to our schedule.
This project is being undertaken in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Squamish Nation, and the support of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource and Rural Operations, the District of Squamish, and in consultation with various community stakeholders including the Squamish Windsport Society.
Please share this news with anyone who you think may be interested or who uses this Spit Road and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604 892 7919.
Thank you for your patience as we undertake this exciting project. Our intention is to improve fish access from the Squamish River into the Central Estuary for juvenile salmonids, in particular Chinook salmon, as they make their way down the rivers and make the physiological transition to life at sea.
To find out more about the project, please visit Central Estuary Restoration.
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.