The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project has received a gold rating under the Stewardship Centre for British Columbia’s Green Shores® for Coastal Development program.
The New Brighton Park Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project is a collaboration between the VFPA, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The project enhances fish and wildlife habitat in Burrard Inlet, as well as increases public access to nature.
Since the project’s competition in September 2017, juvenile salmon have been observed using the tidal wetland as a stopover on their way through Burrard Inlet.
The Green Shores gold rating is based on a number of factors, including excellence in the rehabilitation of coastal habitat, innovation, and climate change adaptation. The recognition acknowledges the highest possible achievement of environmental project leadership in shoreline stewardship.
The New Brighton Park project was also a featured presentation at the 16th Annual World Conference of Cities and Ports as an example of port cities with thriving environments.