Media Release - Black Creek Rehabilitation Project Update
Friday, June 15, 2012
West Vancouver, B.C.: Users of the TransCanada Trail may notice construction activity in the upper lands in the vicinity of Black Creek. Work began in late fall 2011 when the District initiated the Black Creek Diversion Rehabilitation Project as part of the Eagle Lake Development Plan. The Rehabilitation Project involves replacing the pipes which carry water to Eagle Lake. As part of the project, it is necessary for the District to construct an access road in steep terrain.
As part of the road construction, tree removal was necessary. Inadvertently, up to one dozen old growth trees were included in the 69 trees cut. District staff recognize the sensitivity of the area and will be reviewing updated plans to ensure minimal additional tree loss. The District will work with a geotechnical engineer, an environmental consultant and an arborist.
An Environmental Management Plan has been developed and approvals from the Ministry of Environment and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are in place.
The work at Black Creek will be re-examined to ensure that what is done is absolutely necessary and that it will be carried out to the highest environmental standards. The District regrets the loss of old growth trees and remains committed to protecting this important area of West Vancouver.
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Jessica Delaney Director of Communications
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