World Rivers Day 2020
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.