Students from North Vancouver elementary schools are helping create a giant stream mural at Mosquito Creek, one of four estuaries restored with funding from the Burrard Inlet Restoration Program. The mural, created by artist Ron den Daas, is a colourful reminder that the streams and estuaries along the Inlet were once prime salmonid habitat.   […]
Residents of Vancouver’s North Shore have some new feathery neighbours. A pair of bald eagles has moved into a nesting platform built last summer at MacKay Creek estuary, which was recently restored as part of HCTF’s Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program. Eric Anderson of the BC Institute of Technology led the project to construct a […]
HCTF’s Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program was recently featured in the Vancouver Sun and CBC News as a great example of rewilding, the concept of supporting the re-establishment of key species in areas where human actions have caused them to disappear. Though the term “rewilding” has been around since the mid-nineties, the idea has received […]
A school of young coho salmon was recently spotted in the upper reaches of MacKay Creek estuary on Vancouver’s North Shore, just upstream of where a large concrete weir was removed in September 2013 as part of the Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program. The red arrow in the aerial photo below shows the location where […]
  The weather may have been less than ideal, but it didn’t stop HCTF Board & staff members from setting out to view some of the sites being restored as part of the Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program (BIRPP). BIRPP was created by HCTF to invest court-awarded funds from the 2007 Burnaby oil spill in […]