Improve Wild Salmon habitat by creating mini road end parks along the North Arm of the Fraser River
[Submitted via email by Terry Slack]
One way to improve the quality of migrating Juvenile salmon habitat in the Fraser River is to improve the quality of water going into the Fraser River and restore small pockets of important" tidal juvenile salmon ribbon marsh habitat"! Drainages from roads etc. located near road ends travel in open drainage ditches and is discharged directly into the North Arm of the Fraser River untreated . Creating Salmon Friendly Mini Parks at all the road ends in South Vancouver, Marpole etc. not only adds much needed greenspace, but these parks can be designed in a way to clean runoff water by planting small Salmon friendly wetlands" Wild Salmon Habitat" at each new road end park .
l lee commented
Yes MUCH MORE WETLANDS PLEASE
If we truly care about the future of Pacific salmon in BC, Vancouver--the start and end of the once massive Fraser River migrations--must clean up its act. At little cost, we must embrace Low Impact Development (LID) standards in place throughout the Northwest and provide habitat and a pollution-filtering riverbank. Salmon once spawned in Vancouver by the millions and tens of million swam past our shores; almost none do today. We began this process on lower Crown Street, south of 41st, but then stopped for no apparent reason.