Monday, July 25, 2016

Departure Creek Archeological Impact Assessment

To determine feasibility of creek realignment

As part of an ongoing collaborative effort to improve habitat values along Departure Creek, the City of Nanaimo will be completing an archeological impact assessment of the City-owned lands located at 1420 Bay Street. The assessment is intended to help decide if restoration and realignment of Departure Creek is feasible at that location.

Work is expected to begin the week of July 25 and will be completed under the oversight of the Provincial Archaeology Branch and members of Snuneymuxw First Nation.

The goal of realigning Departure Creek away from neighbouring buildings on Departure Bay Road will allow for a larger riparian setback area and improved in-stream fish habitat.

The City of Nanaimo will be working with Golder and Associates to complete an archeological impact assessment of the City-owned parking lot at 1420 Bay Street starting the week of July 25.

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