The Comox Valley Regional District, in partnership with the Stewardship Centre for BC and K’ómoks Guardian Watchmen, have been awarded a grant worth over $1.1 million from the Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) through their Community Emergency Preparedness Fund. The grant funds will be used in the Dyke Road Park Green Shores® Demonstration Project.
“This funding from UBCM is incredibly exciting for the community to support the Dyke Road Park Green Shores Demonstration Project,” explains Alana Mullaly, General Manager of Planning and Development Services. “We look forward to working with our project partners to strengthen the site’s coastal resilience and minimize the risk of further flooding.”
The UBCM grant application was supported by previous work done through the Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy (CFAS) Phase 1 and 2, which recommends nature-based approaches to shoreline management to: build coastal resiliency, address sea level rise adaptation, and remove invasive species to improve habitat restoration.
Project partners include K’ómoks Guardian Watchmen, Stewardship Centre for BC, Project Watershed, Guardians of Mid-Island Estuaries and Pacific Salmon Foundation.
For more information, visit the Dyke Road Park Green Shores® Demonstration Project page.
The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities operating on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation, the traditional keepers of the land. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on providing sustainable services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.
Manager of Long Range Planning and Sustainability