New Life for a Historic Creek in East Vancouver (vancouverisawesome.com – Dec. 18, 2013)

I spent seven years in British Columbia, mainly in Burnaby and Vancouver, from 1967 to 1974. I’ve been back to visit a couple of times and enjoy reading about how Vancouver has developed in the past forty years.

I was delighted to read a Dec. 18, 2013 post at vancouverisawesome.com entitled New Life for a Historic Creek in East Vancouver, which reminded me of lost rivers and streams in Toronto and elsewhere.

The post ends with the following paragraphs:

  • Eventually, the final link of the creek will be built so that water flows from the Sanctuary pond to New Brighton Park, passing by the racetrack, Creekway Park, and emptying into the New Brighton salt marsh. As historian Bruce Macdonald pointed out on a recent walk in the area, the creek system is also lost underground south of Hastings St, but perhaps this too can gradually be brought back.
  • Even if the creek is not currently designed to support salmon, it will still be fascinating to see this plan come to life, and to experience the diversity of birds, insects, and other creatures. As life slowly comes back to the stream, or is born out of the stream, we will have another reason to call this area Kahnahmoot once again.

 

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