Our main focus right now is to have this vision included in the new Port Alberni Official Community Plan. Go to www.letsconnectpa.ca and please include this idea in your suggestions.
For Climate Change
For Economic Development
Scroll through the images below to see what the finished product could look like.
The above images are from the Nanaimo Estuary, where the City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Port Authority and Snuneymuxw First Nation worked together to restore old industrial waterfront to a natural state. Enriching both the sea, the shore, and the economy as a whole.
To quote one of our members: “the potential fish habitat value of the restored estuary is significant, in particular for juvenile Chinook and Coho which like to hang out in the protected and food-rich waters that estuaries provide. The continued existence of the breakwater also makes sense and it could be either modified or replaced to create a more natural feature.“
A Model to continue following: False Creek
Did you know that the Harbour Quay was designed by the same person that designed Granville Island? The ideas here are the same. False Creek has gone through this transformation, including natural restoration, parkland, commercial space and and a mix of affordable and market housing. That’s what can happen here.
The foundation is restoring the natural setting.
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