Guichon Creek: back from the brink
Wednesday, November 24 2010 @ 05:59 PM EST
Contributed by: terrytvgal
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.
“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.
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