Fascieux Creek Daylighting and Naturalization – Phase II
Organization: Ecole KLO Middle School
In 2010, students discovered Western Painted Turtles, a BC protected species, nesting next to the creek in the school’s long jump pit as a result of having to move due to their wetland being destroyed when the creek was culverted and covered in concrete pads in the 1980’s.
This project realized the restoration and naturalization of approximately 250 metres of Fascieux Creek. This included the creation of a sediment pond on the eastern end, putting additional meanders in, creating two salmon spawning areas and a small island for water fowl, installing a new bridge, fencing the entire project area and planting native plants along each creek side thereby improving water quality, restoring wildlife habitat as well as educating students and the community about creek and wetland restoration.