Coquitlam River 'loses' its 'endangered' status in 2013

 

For the first time in many years, the Coquitlam River has not been included on the list of endangered rivers compiled annually by the Outdoor Recreation Council. This is because improvements have been made in the management of this river that, if continued, bode well for this river’s future. These include the establishment of a multi-stakeholder watershed round-table and the launching of a river monitoring program this past year. Despite these initiatives, the river will remain on a “river to watch list” for the years ahead because for many years, there was widespread concern about excessive sediment loads entrained into the river from nearby gravel mines; this is a concern that may have eased a bit with these new initiatives but has not been totally alleviated.

For more information, please view:
The ORC's media release
Diane Strandberg's article in the TriCity News

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