Shelly Creek Meets The Water Symposium
You may recall the article on our website SHELLY CREEK WATER BALANCE AND SEDIMENT REDUCTION PLAN that explained how standard stormwater management practices used in urban development in Parksville and the Regional District of Nanaimo have changed the water flows in Shelly Creek, causing erosion and sedimentation of fish habitat. This topic is not unique to Shelly Creek. The effects of stormwater management practices on creek systems has become such an important issue in North America that scientists, local governments and stewardship groups are joining forces to address this important issue. MVIHES is co-hosting the Symposium on Water Stewardship in a Changing Climate on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th which includes speakers and delegates from North America. You're invited to attend the symposium and join us in working towards restoring the natural hydrology of creeks that is so important to our fish populations. Note there is a registration fee.