Following noted erosion on some portions of Charman Creek, and as a planned Natural Asset Management initiative to monitor changes in the creek, staff are developing a monitoring and maintenance plan for the waterway.
As part of this plan, it is expected that the following activities will be performed:
- Stream habitat assessment;
- Riparian assessment;
- Draft proposed remediation priorities for discussion;
- Identification of streamside protection and enhancement areas (SPEA);
- Water Temperature Data Collection; and
- Benthic macroinvertebrate sampling.
In late 2021, a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) delivered a report to staff identifying 23 locations where the creek could be remediated.
The report also made several other recommendations, which will be evaluated and implemented as resources allow.
On June 21, 2022, Council resolved that staff submit an application for grant funding for a ‘Lower Watershed Climate Adaptation through Natural Assets Project’ through the Strategic Priorities Fund. The grant application is due by June 30, 2022, with a decision on funding expected in 2023.