August 27, 2009

Streamkeepers Invited to Adera Green Opening

Adera Development Corp. invited the Byrne Creek Streamkeepers to talk to new and prospective owners at the new Green development in southeast Burnaby this evening. The idea was to introduce residents to the neighbourhood and start developing a sense of community.

It was the first time I'd been inside Green, and it was visually impressive, as well as being "Built Green" according to an industry developed multiple-unit residential standard. In addition to streamkeepers, there was also a representative from the Cooperative Auto Network signing people up for the new complex's shared cars.

We brought our 3D topo map of the Byrne Creek watershed and got to talk to lots of people and tell them about the beautiful, salmon-bearing creek in their "back yard." Many were eager to explore the trails in the protected ravine park, and to try to spot spawning salmon when they return this autumn. Quite a few were also surprised to hear that all drains on roads and in parking lots lead directly to local creeks!

The Green concierge will be taking residents on a walking tour of their new neighborhood in September, and has asked streamkeepers to add a creek tour to the event.

Posted by Paul at August 27, 2009 09:20 PM