Canada Invests in Vancouver Island Restoration

The Government of Canada is investing in 16 projects that will support recreational fisheries on Vancouver Island, announced yesterday John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North.

Through the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program (RFCPP), the groups carrying out these projects will receive up to $977,000 to support the conservation of fish habitat on Vancouver Island.

The 16 projects are located in watersheds and foreshores on Vancouver Island. The groups leading these projects will contribute to the conservation and restoration of the country’s natural environment.

Under the fourth round of the RFCPP, up to $4.85 million has been made available for 61 projects across British Columbia.

The 16 projects on Vancouver Island receiving support are:

  • Little Qualicum Estuary – Cortes Road Dike Breach/ Removal;
  • Cowichan Shoreline Stewardship Project;
  • Centennial Creek Restoration Project;
  • Restoration of the Queen’s ditch formerly known as Lazo Creek;
  • Brooklyn Creek 2015 Channel Enhancement Project;
  • Tod Creek Flats Restoration Project;
  • 2015 Piercy Creek Tributary 1 Fish Access and Habitat Restoration Project;
  • Ah;ta;apq Creek Restoration Project;
  • Hectate Park Beach Nourishment and Restoration Project;
  • Restoring Fish Habitat in Averill and Bings Creek;
  • Haslam Creek Restoration;
  • Kin Beach Shoreline Restoration Project;
  • Swan Creek Gardens Riparian Restoration Project;
  • Restoring Fish Habitat in the Conference Creek Watershed, Phase 3;
  • San Juan River Stabilization Project;
  • Kingfisher Creek Restoration Project.