March 16, 2007 Photo from Sq. Chief. (Photo Attached).
May 2008, Final draft of Downtown Neighbourhood Plan (link to plan below).
Downtown Neighbourhood Plan
5.4 EMPHASIZE A GREEN, HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC LANDSCAPE
Key Goal: To create a comprehensive system of parks and greenways that provides shelter and forage for birds and other wildlife, recreational space, stormwater management and other aesthetic and environmental benefits.
Objective: Connectivity in the "blue network" of waterways around and through downtown provides environmental (and wherever possible, recreational) benefits.
The District will study the environmental
P 136. and recreational benefits of connecting Cattermole Slough to the Mamquam Blind Channel (requiring a bridge from downtown to the Oceanfront Lands).
Subject: Squamish Environmenal Conservation Society/Planting Project Report 10/03/07
Community Planting Project
A very rainy day was great for plants and didn’t stop people from enjoying themselves! Forty people, from toddlers to grandparents took several hours to dig in 400 native plants that will be a haven for birds, bugs, and butterflies in the coming years. Photos: Kristi Bane-Allen
Photo 1. Northwest side of Cattermole Slough, part of the Squamish Estuary. This sea dike was upgraded about 5 years ago. It is part of the flood protection system and part of the community trail network.
Photo 2. Alders and scotch broom, seen in this photo, invade disturbed sites. Alder trees (any large trees) can cause structural failure of dikes and are not permitted on, or within 3 meters of the toe of a dike.
Photo 3. Organizing 40 volunteers and 400 plants went smoothly thanks to the work of Kristi Bane-Allen. Volunteers met at the tent and received their assignments.
Photo 4. Volunteers from Streamkeepers, Squamish Garden Club, local people and visitors to Squamish, got wet and muddy creating habitat for birds. District of Squamish public works crew removed the invasive species.
Photo 6. The planting
" window " was approximately a meter and a half from top of dike. Pockets were constructed to give plant roots the best chance to get established.
Photo 7. Wet but happy, volunteers enjoyed the hospitality provided by Nesters Marker and the (hot tea and coffee) supplied by the Howe Sound Inn and Brewing Company.
Photo 8. Natural habitat occurs in layers: trees, shrubs, and grasses. Small trees planted: mock orange, red osier dogwood, Pacific ninebark; shrubs: red-flowering currant, Nootka Rose, snowberry, Oregon grape; small plants: kinnikinnick, bunchberry, crowberry, lupine, red columbine.
report: Meg Fellowes; photos: Kristi Bane-Allen.
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