We love to receive photos of our grant recipients' conservation projects, and the Vancouver Island Conservation Lands Management Program (VICLMP), in conjunction with The Nature Trust of BC, has been doing a fantastic job of capturing and sharing their progress in restoring the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville, BC. Thanks to Tom Reid, VICLMP Manager, for these images.
Day 1: Removing the remnant roadway that bisected the estuary.
Day 2: Road removal continues
Day 3: 1500 cubic metres of fill removed...
Resulting in water flowing through this area of the Englishman Estuary for the first time in over 50 years!
The next day, the first new occupants are already moving in.
By the end of day 4, the team has removed 2500m3 of fill.
Day 5: An early start, but more than half way there.
Shorebirds come to check out the newly restored area:
Week 2: Placement of large woody debris for fish habitat and connecting the channels.
By the end of week 2, 3500 cubic metres of fill had been removed, channels connected, and fish habitat structures installed. Great job!