News Bites: November 10

Nov 10, 2017

It went swimmingly
Fish passage was recently re-instated within the Eagle Creek culvert off Eagle Harbour Road following culvert repair works. The new baffles will provide salmon passage upstream to important spawning habitats during the fall 2017 migration period. The project required close collaboration and liaising between staff within the engineering, parks, and environment departments, the West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society, external regulatory agencies and construction contractors.

Spirit within
Staff have completed another section of Spirit Trail that runs from Exit 0 near Marine Drive to Chatham Street, via Raleigh Street. This project included formal open houses and informal consultations with residents. This latest trail section is a connection that is suitable for all ages and abilities and includes paved sections and lighting. Construction included:

  • installation of a 3.5-metre wide multi-use pathway along Exit 0 on Highway 1;
  • upgrading of the trail connecting Exit 0 and Raleigh Street to a paved, lighted pathway;
  • paving of lay-by areas along Raleigh Street and the south end of Royal Avenue to create space for vehicles to safely pass pedestrians and cyclists;
  • trimming of vegetation and rock scaling to improve sightlines and reduce the slope of the trail; and
  • the addition of pedestrian-scale lighting to increase visibility and safety for those walking and biking.

The right path
The work to replace some walking paths in Glenmore Park is complete. The paths had become a safety concern as they had many tree roots impacting the asphalt surface. The path is used extensively by school children and is now much safer.

Invading species
Parks staff attended the Regional Invasive Species Task Force meeting on October 26. The task force is facilitated by Metro Vancouver and reports to the Regional Planning Advisory Committee. The group shares information, guides regional priority projects and works to develop regionally-relevant public outreach materials. It consists of representatives from most local municipalities, other levels of government and external agencies.

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