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September 27, 2020 at 10:36 AM

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World Rivers Day 2020

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Happy #WorldRiversDay2020! Today is a great time to reflect on the Vancouver’s many “lost” streams and watershed features.

What’s more, as the City embarks on the Vancouver Plan process, setting out a long-term strategy for growth and change, it’s also a good time to reflect on the opportunity to daylight some of these historic waterways. Restoring natural systems like this have many benefits – including habitat creation, strengthened ecosystem services, improved rainwater management, aesthetics, and more.

The Park Board has undertaken some important work with the Tatlow & Volunteer Park stream restoration (see their webpage here, and an earlier VPSN blog post here), but there are LOTS of opportunities to carry this work further, to re-wild the city, and to (re)create a more sustainable urban hydrology in Vancouver.

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