Guichon Creek: back from the brink

Conservation & Preservation

Guichon Creek is a familiar and much-loved Burnaby campus landmark. Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation students study it and work to restore it. Staff and local residents enjoy its calming presence. Wildlife flocks to it.

But it wasn’t always this way. In this new video, Mark Angelo, award-winning conservationist and chair of the Rivers Institute at BCIT, shares the story of Guichon Creek, pre-restoration.

“When I first saw Guichon Creek almost 40 years ago it had been severely degraded,” he says. “It had been stripped of streamside vegetation, water quality was poor; it had been converted to almost a lifeless drainage canal.”

Since that time, efforts by BCIT; Fish, Wildlife, and Recreation students; the Rivers Institute; City of Burnaby; and countless volunteers have turned that drainage canal into a thriving urban stream.

To read the rest of the story and watch the video please visit this link

Guichon Creek has Fish once again

 

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