Public consultation period begins for proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration project
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority invites the public to learn more about, and provide feedback on, its proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration Project during the public consultation period from September 24 to October 12, 2018. This consultation is part of the port authority’s Project and Environmental Review process.
The proposed project is part of the port authority’s Habitat Enhancement Program, which is focused on creating, restoring and enhancing fish and wildlife habitat. The program is a proactive measure intended to provide a balance between a healthy environment and future development projects that may be required for port operations.
The proposed project would enhance approximately seven hectares of lower-value marine habitat into higher-value intertidal, eelgrass and subtidal rock reef habitat. It consists of one marine site located on the north shore of Burrard Inlet, approximately two kilometres east of the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. This proposed site was identified as a restoration priority for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, and based on input from other Aboriginal groups.
The enhanced marine habitat is anticipated to provide long-term benefits for fish and invertebrates that depend on marine vegetation for rearing habitat, along with other fish and wildlife species such as waterfowl and wading birds.
For more information about the proposed Maplewood Marine Restoration Project, please visit www.portvancouver.com/Maplewood
As part of its commitment to understanding community interests, the port authority will be hosting an open house to share information about the proposed project, and will seek feedback on proposed notification methods for construction and project updates, and a proposed ecological or cultural feature.
Open House: Drop in to learn more and provide your feedback; no RSVP required.
|Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
|Corrigan Nature House Maplewood Flats Conservation Area 2645 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver|
For more information, visit: porttalk.ca/Maplewood
About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is financially self-sufficient and accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.
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