The Fraser Valley Conservancy acquired a section of Windebank Creek in Mission in 2012, after the creek had been historically re-routed and the riparian habitat destroyed. We have removed approximately 1,000 m2 of blackberry in order to re-establish native species as well as removing huge amounts of garbage and debris. Over 550 native potted shrubs and trees and 600 willow whips have been planted so far!
With the initial planting and riparian restoration works complete, and in-stream restoration plans in the works, along with ongoing monitoring and maintenance, we anticipate this site will return to its healthy natural state, providing suitable habitat for fish and wildlife in the years to come.
Read about our current work and upcoming volunteer opportunities to help with the restoration of this site here on our Windebank News and Events Page
In 2016, we completed our Windebank Creek Management Plan, and we are looking forward to implementing it in 2017.
A BIG THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS & PARTNERS WHO HAVE HELPED US RESTORE THIS IMPORTANT PROPERTY OVER THE YEARS!